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dc.contributor.authorHenderson-Sellers, A-
dc.contributor.authorAirey, PL-
dc.contributor.authorMcGuffie, K-
dc.contributor.authorStone, DJM-
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-18T00:59:11Z-
dc.date.available2021-06-18T00:59:11Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationHenderson-Sellers, A., Airey, P., McGuffie, K., & Stone, D. J. M. (2006). Stable water isotopes as tools for basin-scale water cycle: diagnosis of the Murray–Darling. In P. P. Povinec & J. A. Sanchez-Cabeza (Eds.), Radioactivity in the Environment, International Conference on Isotopes in Environmental Studies: Aquatic Forum 2004, 25-29 October, Monaco. pp. 307-316): Elsevier.en_US
dc.identifier.issn9780080449098-
dc.identifier.issn1569-4860-
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/S1569-4860(05)08024-1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/10881-
dc.descriptionPhysical item available at ANSTO call number DDC- 363.7394/19en_US
dc.description.abstractWe examine the hypothesis that isotopic techniques are applicable to hydrological predictions in difficult-to-simulate semi-arid basins, using the Murray–Darling Basin as an example. Isotopic data from three aquifers in the Murray–Darling characterize precipitation intensity for evaluation of GCMs. Applying these to ‘good’ (water conserving) and ‘poor’ (non-water-conserving) climate model simulations of the Murray–Darling gives rise to large differences in rainfall amount (30–62%). Selecting only ‘good’ models shows a greater than 150 mm annual groundwater recharge loss in El Niño cf. La Niña climates. 2002–2003 El Niño drought data are used to refine isotopic calculation of water lost in evaporation from rivers and irrigation, giving a cumulative loss of 64% of river water during 2002 (cf. 80% using a previous method). This substantiates recent identification of this El Niño drought as evaporatively most extreme and we conclude that stable water isotopes, used synergistically with hydro-climate models, have great potential in future water resource predictions. © 2006 Elsevier B.V.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltden_US
dc.subjectWater resourcesen_US
dc.subjectStable isotopesen_US
dc.subjectRiversen_US
dc.subjectGround wateren_US
dc.subjectGroundwater rechargeen_US
dc.subjectSouthern Oscillationen_US
dc.subjectNew South Walesen_US
dc.subjectDroughtsen_US
dc.titleStable water isotopes as tools for basin-scale water cycle: diagnosis of the Murray–Darlingen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.date.statistics2021-03-18-
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