What is the role of water, including its feedbacks, in the climate system?

Exactly how sensitive are the carbon and nutrient cycles to climate change?

How can society effectively react on changes in the ecosystem?

Global Water Cycle Modelling

Our project group is part of Utrecht University’s strategic theme Sustainability – Water, Climate & Ecosystems.

One of the grand challenges in modern-day science is to forecast future hydrological conditions on Earth: how warm and dry/wet will it become, how fast will changes to water and ecosystems occur and which resources will still be available to humankind?

Projections on the future Earth can only be made with models that integrate our knowledge and understanding of all spheres present on Earth:

  • Biosphere (including humans)
  • Geosphere
  • Cryosphere
  • Atmosphere
  • Hydrosphere (including oceans)

Our scientists seek to integrate models in these fields and examine the feedbacks that exist between them.

 

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