An analysis of the variation in hydrological conditions in the Korean peninsula due to global warming

Y. N. Yoon, J. S. Lee, Chulsang Yoo, J. H. Ahn

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Abstract

In this study, a mesoscale atmospheric/hydrological model (IRSHAM96) and a water balance model are applied to predict the possible changes in hydrological conditions (precipitation, air temperature, runoff, etc.) in the Geum River basin, Korea. From the simulation results for 1×CO 2 and 2×CO 2 conditions, it was found that the precipitation, soil moisture and runoff would decrease in spring, winter and autumn, but increase in summer due to the increase in CO 2. However, the air temperature and evapotranspiration amounts were found to increase in all seasons due to the increase in CO 2. As a result, it was predicted that the frequency of drought and flood occurrences in the Geum River basin would increase due to global warming.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalIAHS-AISH Publication
Issue number270
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

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Global warming
Carbon Monoxide
Runoff
Catchments
global warming
air temperature
river basin
Rivers
runoff
Springs (water)
Evapotranspiration
Drought
Soil moisture
Air
evapotranspiration
water budget
soil moisture
drought
autumn
Temperature

Keywords

  • Atmospheric/hydrological model (IRSHAM)
  • CO
  • Geum River
  • Korea
  • Water balance model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Water Science and Technology

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An analysis of the variation in hydrological conditions in the Korean peninsula due to global warming. / Yoon, Y. N.; Lee, J. S.; Yoo, Chulsang; Ahn, J. H.

In: IAHS-AISH Publication, No. 270, 01.01.2001, p. 119-124.

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