Role of hydrology in global science

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Abstract

Water is the life blood of the global system and hydrology therefore central to the description of global processes. This paper describes the primary elements in hydrologists' global research agenda, namely the validation and calibration of very large-scale climate models; participation in the prediction process itself, through global scale hydrological models; and the interpretation of change predictions in terms of hydrological and agrohydrological impacts. It then seeks to identify the hydrological skills appropriate to these tasks. Finally, the paper previews the proposed hydrology-related activities under the World Climate Research Programme and the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme, which will together command and demand relevant hydrological research expertise over the next decade.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIAHS Publication (International Association of Hydrological Sciences)
PublisherPubl by IAHS
Pages361-375
Number of pages15
Edition204
ISBN (Print)0947571132
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
Event20th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Aug 11 1991Aug 24 1991

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Other20th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
CityVienna, Austria
Period8/11/918/24/91

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Shuttleworth, W. J. (1991). Role of hydrology in global science. In IAHS Publication (International Association of Hydrological Sciences) (204 ed., pp. 361-375). Publ by IAHS.