Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 717–738, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-717-2018

Special issue: The Earth system at a global warming of 1.5°C and 2.0°C

Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 717–738, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-717-2018

Research article 07 Jun 2018

Research article | 07 Jun 2018

Spatial–temporal changes in runoff and terrestrial ecosystem water retention under 1.5 and 2 °C warming scenarios across China

Ran Zhai et al.

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This study investigated the changes in runoff and terrestrial ecosystem water retention (TEWR) across China under 1.5 and 2.0 °C warming scenarios by four bias-corrected GCMs using the VIC hydrological model. Results showed that TEWR remained relatively stable than runoff under warming scenarios and there were more water-related risks under the 2.0 °C than under the 1.5 °C warming scenario. Our findings are useful for water resource management under different warming scenarios.
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