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Atmospheric moisture transport and river runoff in the mid-latitudes
Group: Meteorology & Air Quality, Wageningen University
Promotor: prof. dr ir W Hazeleger, prof. dr AH Weerts
Co-promotor: dr ir CC van Heerwaarden
This thesis concerns the atmospheric water cycle and its extremes in the mid-latitudes. Using climate and hydrological models, water transport in the atmosphere and its impact on land is investigated for three distinct geographical regions, for different temporal and spatial scales. The focus is on increased process understanding of the moisture transport mechanisms, and how they are projected towards the future. The specific research covers the following topics; the relation between atmospheric rivers and extreme precipitation over coastal Norway, the moisture sources of the Mississippi basin in present and future climate, the extremely dry summers over the Rhine basin in 2003 and 2018, and the simulations of the hydrological cycle over the Rhine and Mississippi basins.
By September we will present an overview of SENSE dissertations on this page, with links to the full texts of the dissertations.