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Terry Marsh

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Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK

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(2006 - 2015)
Article 2 Reads 16 Citations Climate-driven changes in UK river flows: A review of the evidence J. Hannaford Published: 01 February 2015
Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment, doi: 10.1177/0309133314536755
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There is a burgeoning international literature on hydro-climatic trend detection, motivated by the need to detect and interpret any emerging changes in river flows associated with anthropogenic climate change. The UK has a particularly strong evidence base in this area thanks to a well-developed monitoring programme and a wealth of studies published over the last 20 years. This paper reviews this research, with a view to assessing the evidence for climate change influences on UK river flow, including floods and droughts. This assessment is of international relevance given the scale of the research effort in the UK, a densely monitored and data-rich environment, but one with significant human disturbances to river flow regimes, as in many parts of the world. The review finds that changes can be detected in river flow regimes, some of which agree with future change projections, while others are in apparent contradiction. Observed changes generally cannot be attributed to climate change, largely due to the fact that river flow records are limited in length and the identification of short-term trends is confounded by natural variability. A UK ‘Benchmark’ network of near-natural catchments is an internationally significant example of an initiative to enable climate variability to be discerned from direct human disturbances (e.g. abstractions, dam construction). Generally, however, the problem of attribution has been tackled rather indirectly in the UK, as elsewhere, and more efforts are required to attribute change in a more rigorous manner.
Article 2 Reads 14 Citations An appraisal of the performance of data-infilling methods for application to daily mean river flow records in the UK Catherine L. Harvey, Harry Dixon, Jamie Hannaford Published: 12 April 2012
Hydrology Research, doi: 10.2166/nh.2012.110
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Article 2 Reads 33 Citations An assessment of trends in UK runoff and low flows using a network of undisturbed catchments Jamie Hannaford, Terry Marsh Published: 01 January 2006
International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.1303
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