Hydrological drought (anomalies in streamflow and groundwater levels) in cold climates are caused by a combination of anomalies in precipitation and temperature, dependent on local climate. Winter low flows can be lower than normal, snow melt peaks can be delayed, glacier melt can be decreased. Our research tries to understand the interplay between the meteorological and hydrological processes resulting in hydrological drought in cold climates by modelling them in catchments around the world.

This research is done by Marit Van Tiel in collaboration with the University of Freiburg, Germany.

Featured publications:

  • Van Tiel et al. (2018)The role of glacier dynamics and threshold definition in the characterisation of future streamflow droughts in glacierised catchments Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
  • Van Loon et al. (2015) – Hydrological drought types in cold climates: quantitative analysis of causing factors and qualitative survey of impacts – Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

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