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Impact of climate change on hydro electrical potential

Project Leader
Holzmann Hubert, BOKU Project Leader
COMET - K1-Zentren
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Centre for Natural Hazards and Risk Management GmbH, Grabenweg 68, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
Contact person: Petra Gassner;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Verbund APG, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Formayer Herbert, Project Staff
Frey Simon Daniel, Project Staff (bis 30.09.2016)
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Hydrology and Watermanagement
Institute of Meteorology and Climatology
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
In the Alpine and mountainous environment water is the most relevant renewable energy source. Climate change research provide expectations of changing climate signals with respect to precipitation and air temperature and this consequently leads to expected changes in runoff. The aim of the project is the quantitative analysis of the water balance components in the subbasin scale an furthermore the estimation of the impact on hydropower production.
Climate change scenarios for the period 2010 to 2100 will be provided in appropriate spatial resolution by means of three climatic models results. The predicted data will be bias corrected and downscaled to the reliable hydrological response units for subbasins in Austria and Turkey.
programming; statistics; computer-aided simulation; climatology; meteorology; hydrology; water management;
hydro energy production; hydrology; climate change; meteorology;

Frey, S; Goler, R; Formayer, H; Holzmann H (2014): Großskalige Wasserbilanzmodellierung zur Abschätzung des Wasserkraftpotentials europäischer Gebiete. [Poster]
[15. Österreichischer Klimatag „Forschung zu Klima, Klimawandel und Auswirkungen in Österreich“, Innsbruck, Austria, 02.04.2014 - 04.04.2014]

In: Climate Change Centre AUSTRIA (Hrsg.), Tagungsband 15. Klimatag

S. Frey, H. Holzmann (2012): Auswirkungen von möglichen Klimaveränderungen auf das Erzeugungspotential von Wasserkraftwerken in einem mesoskaligen Einzugsgebiet in den Hohen Tauern. [Poster]
[Tag der Hydrologie 2012, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 22.03.2012 - 23.03.2012]

In: Markus Weiler, Wasser ohne Grenzen - Beiträge zum Tag der Hydrologie am 22./23. März 2012 an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, S. 352 - 353.


S. Frey, H. Formayer, H. Holzmann (2011): Auswirkungen von möglichen Klimaveränderungen auf das Erzeugungspotential von Wasserkraftwerken. [Poster]

12. Österreichischer Klimatag, 21.-22.09.2011, Wien

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