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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1911-1927, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1911-2017
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Research article
05 Apr 2017
Climate change impacts on Yangtze River discharge at the Three Gorges Dam
Steve J. Birkinshaw et al.
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Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Climate Change Impacts on Yangtze River Discharge at the Three Gorges Dam', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Jun 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Response to Anonymous Referee #1', Steve Birkinshaw, 28 Aug 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC2: 'Interesting study but the processes leading to changes in discharge and to the uncertainty in the projections need to be better discussed.', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Jul 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Response to Anonymous Referee #2', Steve Birkinshaw, 28 Aug 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
 
EC1: 'Valuable comments and promising author responses', Jan Seibert, 04 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Sep 2016) by Jan Seibert  
AR by Steve Birkinshaw on behalf of the Authors (15 Nov 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Nov 2016) by Jan Seibert
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Dec 2016)  
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (03 Feb 2017)  
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (09 Feb 2017) by Jan Seibert  
AR by Steve Birkinshaw on behalf of the Authors (17 Feb 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Mar 2017) by Jan Seibert  
AR by Steve Birkinshaw on behalf of the Authors (10 Mar 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
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Short summary
The Yangtze River basin in China is home to more than 400 million people and susceptible to major floods. We used projections of future precipitation and temperature from 35 of the most recent global climate models and applied this to a hydrological model of the Yangtze. Changes in the annual discharge varied between a 29.8 % decrease and a 16.0 % increase. The main reason for the difference between the models was the predicted expansion of the summer monsoon north and and west into the basin.
The Yangtze River basin in China is home to more than 400 million people and susceptible to...
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