SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Impacts of climate change on Missouri river basin water yield 
Authors:Stone, M.C., R.H. Hotchkiss, C.M. Hubbard, T.A. Fontaine, L.O. Mearns and J.G. Arnold 
Journal:Journal of the American Water Resources Association 
Volume (Issue):37(5) 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:climate change 
Secondary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
Watershed Description:1.8 million km^2 Missouri River, located in the Great Plains region in the west central part of the U.S. 
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General Comments:GCM (CISRO) climate projections were downscaled into SWAT using RegCM for both current CO2 levels (330 ppmv CO2) and a 2xCO2 (660 ppmv) climate scenario. The change in water yields varied dramatically across the basin in response to the climate change scenario. Water yields decreased by 10-20% at the basin outlet in spring and summer, but increased during the fall and winter. Large increases in daily cumulative reservoir stages also occurred. 
Keywords:global climate change; surface water hydrology; Missouri River Basin; meteorology/climatology; regional circulation model; water resources; reservoir modeling