The response of precipitation to orography in simulations of future climate

Ólafur Rögnvaldsson*, Haraldur Ólafsson

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Abstract

Precipitation pattern in Iceland in relatively high-resolution simulations of the future climate is investigated. In the winter and in the autumn there is much greater increase in precipitation over the mountain slopes than elswhere, indicating that a future climate may feature a topographic precipitation gradient that is different than in the current climate. The results are an encouragement to go to even higher resolutions in climate simulations, rather than to apply the so-called delta change to estimate changes in precipitation climate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-529
Number of pages4
JournalHrvatski Meteoroloski Casopis
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Other keywords

  • Dynamical downscaling
  • Iceland
  • Orographic precipitation gradient
  • PRUDENCE

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