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Contribution potential of glaciers to water availability in different climate regimes

Abstract: 
While the current body of literature recognizes the detrimental changes due to shrinking glaciers, it lacks appropriate estimates of such changes due to flawed measurement strategies. Namely, in the past, glacial melt studies only took into account initial glacial melt water, and the runoff discharge downstream. However, downstream water volume is modified by effects such as evaporation, precipitation, irrigation, and damming. This study attempts to take these factors into consideration by considering the total water-basin availability after glacial melts.
Author: 
cassady@mit.edu
Institution: 
National Academy of Science
Year: 
2010
Input By: 
Cassady Rosenblum
Affiliation: 
MIT
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Industry Focus: 
Agriculture
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Models