Modelling climate-change impacts on groundwater recharge in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia

  title={Modelling climate-change impacts on groundwater recharge in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia},
  author={Russell S. Crosbie and James L. McCallum and Glen R. Walker and Francis Hock Soon Chiew},
  journal={Hydrogeology Journal},
A methodology is presented for assessing the average changes in groundwater recharge under a future climate. The method is applied to the 1,060,000 km2 Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) in Australia. Climate sequences were developed based upon three scenarios for a 2030 climate relative to a 1990 climate from the outputs of 15 global climate models. Dryland diffuse groundwater recharge was modelled in WAVES using these 45 climate scenarios and fitted to a Pearson Type III probability distribution to… 
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