Climate change impact on extreme events
Analysis of climate change impact on the main hydro-meteorological variables involved in the hydrological cycle (rainfall, temperature, soil moisture) and evaluation of watershed response
DescriptionThe service analyzes the climate change impact on the main hydro-meteorological variables involved in the hydrological cycle and, in particular, on extreme events of rainfall and discharge (droughts and floods). The service allows to evaluate the combined effects of natural and human processes related to climate change on surface runoff and groundwater, analyzing the possible consequences of such effects on the strategic water resources.
Users/PurposeLocal administration authorities (regions, municipalities) in charge of territory management and planning for an optimal management of the available water resources.
Methods and technologiesFor the service, different Global Circulation Models (GCMs) and downscaling methods coupled with rainfall-runoff modeling are employed.