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Papers on Global Change IGBP


Papers on Global Change IGBP | 2012 | No 19

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AbstractIn the paper an Equivalent Water Thickness (EWT) determination as a way of observing gravity variations is described. Since raw data acquired directly from Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment - GRACE satellites is unsuitable for analysis due to stripes occurrence, a filtering algorithm must be used. In this paper, authors are testing two isotropic (Gauss, CNES/GRGS) filters and two anisotropic filters (Wiener- -Kolomogorov, ANS). Correlation, amplitude ratio, and modification were determined as well as maps were generated.
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Authors and Affiliations

Monika Biryło
Jolanta Nastula
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AbstractIn the paper a flood phenomenon is analyzed. For this purpose data from GRACE satellites (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) was used. Filtered data presented in a form of millimeters of Equivalent Water Thickness (EWT) was interpolated in places where flood in 2010 had happened (south of Poland). On a basis of graph where time series of EWT were presented, some conclusions were made. For the thesis confirmation meteorological WGHM and hydrological NOAA models were added to the GRACE model.
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Monika Biryło
Jolanta Nastula
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AbstractThe objective of this study was to investigate the performance of streamflow in a lowland mesoscale catchment in Poland under current and future climate conditions. Simulations of hypothetical streamflow in the future climate were facilitated by meteorological data sets from ensemble simulations from all over Europe with the Regional Climate Model CLM. Projections of precipitation and air temperature for the 21st century under the SRES A1B scenario were used as an input to the hydrological model simulating streamflow at the daily time scale. The combination of relatively moderate increase of annual precipitation sum and mean air temperature might cause lower annual discharges. The possible decrease in stream water resources might be a signal of reduced subsurface recharge and land over drying processes.
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Urszula Somorowska
Izabela Piętka

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The Papers of Global Change IGBP publishes annually and is devoted to the publication of research results in related to all areas of Global Climate Change. The journal is peer-reviewed. The language of the journal is English, verified by native speaker.

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