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Land-Use Effects on Flood Generation: Considering Soil Hydraulic Measurements in Modelling

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dc.contributor.author Wahren, A.
dc.contributor.author Feger, K. H.
dc.contributor.author Schwarzel, K.
dc.contributor.author Munch, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-21T21:32:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-21T21:32:59Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6874
dc.description.abstract "The investigation in the catchment of the Mulde (51◦ 0 55 N, 13◦ 15 54 E Saxony, Germany) researches the effect of afforestation measures on the soil hydraulic properties. The concept of a 'false chronosequence' was used to quantify the time-dependent dynamical character of the forest impact. Four adjacent plots were identified at a test location with comparable pedological start conditions and a set of tree stands of different age: (1) arable field (initial state); (2) 6-year-old afforestation; (3) 50-year-old afforestation; (4) ancient natural forest (“target” stocking). Water retention curves and unsaturated conductivities were analysed in the lab. In the field, the undisturbed infiltration capacities were measured quantitatively (hood infiltrometer) and qualitatively (brilliant blue tracer). Pronounced differences between all 4 plots were detected. The afforestation causes an increased infiltration and soil water retention potential. Especially the topsoil layers showed a distinct increase in conductivity and portion of coarse/middle pores. The influence of these changes on rainfall-runoff calculations at the test location was analysed in this study." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject afforestation en_US
dc.subject forests en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.title Land-Use Effects on Flood Generation: Considering Soil Hydraulic Measurements in Modelling en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Advances in Geosciences en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 21 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 99–107 en_US

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