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Sensitivity of the Runoff Characteristics of Small Alpine Catchments to Climate Change

Project Leader
Formayer Herbert, BOKU Project Leader
Austrian Climate Research Programme (ACRP) - Individual Project
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Bundesforschungs- und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft (BFW), Hauptstraße 7, 1140 Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Dr. Peter Mayer;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Universität Innsbruck, Austria.
Contact person: Prof. Stötter;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Nadeem Imran, Project Staff
Goler Robert, Project Staff (bis 30.09.2015)
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Meteorology and Climatology
Funded by
Klima- und Energiefonds, Leopold-Ungar-Platz 2 / Stiege 1 / 4.OG / Top 142, 1190 Wien, Austria
The SeRAC-CC project aims at applying a new concept for estimating the impacts of climate change on the behaviour of hydrological systems using the example of three small Eastern Alpine catchments differing in altitude and precipitation regime. The goals of SeRAC-CC are (i) to identify critical combinations of system states and meteorological conditions and (ii) to assess their future climate change driven occurrence probability. The main outcome refers to the evaluation of changes in the hydrological disposition of watersheds due to altered critical conditions of both, precipitation input and system states, and their effect on triggering runoff events. Thus SeRAC-CC allows for a more transparent quantification of future flood risks in Alpine catchments and supports the development of adaptation strategies.

climatology; meteorology; Global warming;
small Alpine catchment; adaption; flood risk; hydrological modelling; climate change;

Meißl, G; Klebinder, K; Dobler, C; Geitner, C; Schöberl, F; Kohl, B; Markart, G; Formayer, H; Goler, R; Bronstert, A (2012): Sensitivität der Abflussprozesse kleiner alpiner Einzugsgebiete auf Klimaänderungen. [Poster]

13. Österreichischer Klimatag, JUN 14-15, 2011, Vienna, AUSTRIA

Goler, R; Formayer, H (2011): Temporal disaggregation of daily meteorological data to 15-minute intervals for use in hydrological models. [Poster]

12th EMS Annual Meeting & 9th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), SEP 10-14, 2011, Łódź, POLAND

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