HYdrological Modelling for Assessing Climate Change Impacts at differeNT Scales

  • Drews, Martin (Project Participant)
  • Larsen, Morten Andreas Dahl (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    HYdrological Modelling for Assessing Climate Change Impacts at differeNT Scales (HYACINTS) has developed new methodologies and tools for assessing climate change impacts on water resources at different spatial scales. The main project components were:
    Coupling of DMI's regional climate model HIRHAM and DHIs hydrological modelling system MIKE SHE and conversion of GEUS' national water resources model to run in the coupled system aiming at reducing simulation uncertainty.
    Development of methodologies for using a spatially refined model grid in parts of a model domain where more detailed descriptions of hydrogeological conditions are required. An SME project on digital geological modelling was associated to this component.
    Development of methodologies for estimating precipitation and evapotranspiration from satellite data, particularly aimed at application in data poor regions in the world
    Assessment of uncertainty propagation in the calculation chain (emission scenarios→global climate models→regional climate models→downscaling/bias correction methods→hydrological models→hydrological change) and identification dominating sources of uncertainty in projections of climate change impacts on water resources.
    Effective start/end date01/01/200831/12/2013

    UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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