The main objective of this project is to generate very high-resolution climate scenarios for hydropower projection for the mid and end of the 21th century using state of the art global and regional climate models and greenhouse gas scenario ensemble. For that purpose a new stochastic weather generator is being developed with the aim of formulating a high spatial and temporal resolution (e.g. 1 km x 1 km and 5 min) for simulating key climate variables (e.g. precipitation, temperature, cloud cover, etc.) at local scale and over a raster. This will allow better exploring the uncertainties in the projected climate scenarios at basin scale, which result from emission scenarios, natural-stochastic climate variability, and global circulations models.
Source of funding: Swiss Competence Center on Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE)
Research partners: Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) at ETH Zurich, Chair of Hydrology and Water Resources Management (HWRM) at ETH Zurich
Duration: August 2014 to December 2016