Developing an innovative method to represent reservoir management in California using computer models for subsequent integration in a global climate model (GCM). This represents one of the first major attempts at representing managed surface water from reservoirs within a GCM framework, which will improve the representation of water storage and movement across the land and atmosphere in such models. This is particularly important in places such as California where so much of the water being used comes from managed sources. Although this work will be performed at a regional scale for California, its use in a GCM will be useful for similar applications conducted across the globe.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014