Water resources simulation in the Rio Grande basin using coupled models

Everett P. Springer, C. Larrabee Winter, James E. Bossert

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Abstract

Regional assessments of water resources under global climate change require models that can resolve management, land use, and climate effects. Los Alamos National Laboratory is developing a coupled model of water resources that places a river basin in its global context. The upper Rio Grande basin above El Paso, Texas is the testbed for this model. The model structure and computational approach are emphasize and issues such as nonlinear feedback between components and spatial and temporal scaling of processes are discussed. Using simulations of regional meteorology, the effects of high spatial resolution simulations on the distribution of precipitation are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWRPMD 1999
Subtitle of host publicationPreparing for the 21st Century
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ISBN (Print)0784404305, 9780784404300
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, WRPMD 1999 - Tempe, AZ, United States
Duration: Jun 6 1999Jun 9 1999

Publication series

NameWRPMD 1999: Preparing for the 21st Century

Other

Other29th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, WRPMD 1999
CountryUnited States
CityTempe, AZ
Period6/6/996/9/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Springer, E. P., Winter, C. L., & Bossert, J. E. (1999). Water resources simulation in the Rio Grande basin using coupled models. In WRPMD 1999: Preparing for the 21st Century (WRPMD 1999: Preparing for the 21st Century). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/40430(1999)226