Linkages between large-scale climatic variations and seasonal variations of precipitation in the Colorado River Basin

T. W. Kim, J. B. Valdés, B. Nijssen, D. Roncayolo, K. K. Hirschboeck

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Abstract

This study analyzes the influence of large-scale climate patterns on precipitation variability in the Colorado River Basin. Large-scale climate patterns, like ENSO and PDO, are associated with regional hydrologic variations. In order to link large-scale climatic variations to the variations of precipitation in the basin, a conceptual influence index is developed, and its spatial variability in the basin is examined. Various possible combinations of teleconnections are examined using the conceptual climate phase representing extraordinary climatic fluctuation to investigate their influences on seasonal precipitation variations in the basin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management
EditorsG. Sehlke, D.F. Hayes, D.K. Stevens
Pages227-236
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2004Jul 1 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmetal Resources Management

Other

Other2004 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period6/27/047/1/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kim, T. W., Valdés, J. B., Nijssen, B., Roncayolo, D., & Hirschboeck, K. K. (2004). Linkages between large-scale climatic variations and seasonal variations of precipitation in the Colorado River Basin. In G. Sehlke, D. F. Hayes, & D. K. Stevens (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management (pp. 227-236). (Proceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmetal Resources Management).