Feb 1, 2015

Climate-driven changes in UK river flows

Jamie Hannaford
Progress in Physical Geography
  • Assesses the evidence for climate change influences on UK river flow, including floods and droughts
  • Finds that changes can be detected in river flow regimes, some of which agree with future change projections
  • Concludes that observed changes generally cannot be attributed to climate change, largely due to the fact that river flow records are limited in length and the identification of short-term trends is confounded by natural variability