NIGK14056U Climate Change and Water Resources
MSc Programme in Climate Change
MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience
The contents of the course comprise the following elements:
1. Climate modeling principles for global and regional scales and links to hydrology. IPCC scenarios and projections of climate change. Retrieval of climate projection scenarios of daily values of precipitation and other meteorological variables for near, middle and far periods for one or two areas in Denmark.
Introduction to bias correction methods of climate model results. Correction for biases in climate projection scenarios using different bias correction methods. Statistical analysis of current and projected climate conditions on seasonal and annual basis.
2. Hydrological processes at catchment scale. Intróduction to rainfall-runoff processes and hydrological modeling. Simulation of the hydrological cycle at catchment scale using a simple conceptual hydrological model. Simple model calibration principles. Calibration of model for catchments representing different geological conditions. Predictions and analysis of impacts of climate change on the hydrological cycle including stream flow, evapotranspiration, and recharge. Statistical analysis of extreme events including floods and droughts.
The aim of the course is to give an introduction to the topic of
climate change and water resources, including understanding and
modeling of hydrological processes at various scales. After
completing the course the student should be able to:
Understand and describe how climate change impacts the hydrological cycle
Account for different approaches to modeling hydrological processes
Use two different hydrological models for studying the impacts of climate change on water resources and hydrological processes
Use of statistical methods for analysis of extreme events
Assess the impacts of climate change on hydrological processes and water resources using the appropriate modeling tools
Please see Absalon course page.
- Theory exercises
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentOral examination, 20 minutesThe written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
Several internal examiners.
Criteria for exam assesment
See learning outcome.