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Title: Mississippi River climate model–based hydrograph projections at the Tarbert Landing location
Authors: LaHatte, W. Clay
Tavakoly, Ahmad A.
Lytle, Sara E.
Lewis, James W.
Keywords: Hydrodynamics
Hydrology
Mississippi River--Climatic changes--Computer simulation
Runoff
Streamflow
Stream measurements
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL TR-23-5
Abstract: To better understand and prepare for the possible effects associated with potential climate changes on the lower Mississippi River, the State of Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority sought information on the historical, current, and projected future hydrodynamics of the Mississippi River. To this end, flow duration curves (FDC) for the Tarbert Landing location were generated, based on climate models derived from two of the four scenarios of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, Phase 5 (CMIP5), multimodel ensemble representative concentration pathways (RCPs). The global CMIP5 datasets were used by the variable infiltration capacity land surface model to produce a runoff dataset, using a bias-correction spatial disaggregation approach. The runoff datasets were then applied to simulate streamflow using the Routing Application for Parallel computatIon of Discharge (RAPID) river routing model. Based on the streamflow, FDCs were calculated for 16 CMIP5 as well as observed historical data at the Tarbert Landing location. Key observations from the results are that the 90th percentile exceedance of the simulated versus the observed flows is more frequent for the RCP 8.5 scenario than for the RCP 4.5 scenario and that the maximum annual flows for the RCP 8.5 scenario are generally smaller than for the RCP 4.5 scenario.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-23-5
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11681/47084
http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/47084
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