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Relevance of future snowfall level height in the Peruvian Andes for glacier loss in the 21st century under different emission scenarios
(American Geophysical Union, 2017)
In many regions of Peru, the competition for limited hydrological resources already represents a large risk for conflicts. In this context, and within the circumstances of climate change, there is a great interest in ...
Present and future water resources supply and demand in the Central Andes of Peru: a comprehensive review with focus on the Cordillera Vilcanota
(American Geophysical Union, 2014)
Glaciers have been an important element of Andean societies and livelihoods as direct freshwater supply for agriculture irrigation, hydropower generation and mining activities. Peru’s mainly remotely living population in ...
Can we use TRMM-PR bright band heights to estimate the snow-rain transition in high mountain regions?
(American Geophysical Union, 2015)
Field and modelling based research indicates that for tropical glaciers, variations in snow cover and the altitude of the snow line via albedo effects are among the most crucial factors to explain the differences in annual ...
A new climate and glacier baseline for the Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru, reduces critical information gaps
(American Geophysical Union, 2013)
The Cordillera Vilcanota in the Southern Peruvian Andes is the second largest ice-covered Cordillera in Peru (after the Cordillera Blanca) and serves for the Cusco Region as a temporary water storage for fresh-water and ...
Future runoff from glacierized catchments in the Central Andes could substantially decrease
(American Geophysical Union, 2016-04)
In Peru, about 50% of the energy is produced from hydropower plants. An important amount of this energy is produced with water from glaciated catchments. In these catchments river streamflow is furthermore needed for other ...