SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Simulated impacts of El Nino/Southern Oscillation on United States water resources 
Authors:Thomson, A.M., R.A. Brown, N.J. Rosenberg, R.C. Izaurralde, D.M. Legler and R. Srinivasan 
Journal:Journal of the American Water Resources Association 
Volume (Issue):39(1) 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:ENSO phenomena effects 
Secondary Application Category:Hyrologic Unit Model of the U.S. (HUMUS) application 
Watershed Description:18 Major Water Resource Regions (MWRRs), which comprise the conterminous U.S. 
Calibration Summary:annual average (1960-89) at MWRR level r2 = .96 ---------------------------- annual Average (1960-89) r2 values were .05 to .94; 17 MWRRs > .40; 11 ≥ .60 
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General Comments:HUMUS was used to simulate four ENSO conditions, neutral, El Niño, La Niña, and strong El Niño, on U.S. water resources. La Niña was predicted to result in increased water yields across much of the country. El Niño was found to result in increases in water yields in the south and declining water yields in most other regions. The strong El Niño resulted in much greater water yields than neutral conditions. 
Keywords:modeling; ENSO; climate; water resources impacts