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Forest hydrology: processes, management and assessment.

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This new book with 17 chapters is unique and different from the previous forest hydrology books in that world-renowned international professors, scientists, engineers, managers and researchers with a long background and expertise in forest hydrology, management and applications have authored/contributed individual chapters focused on almost all aspects of forest hydrology. Chapters 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, ...


Chapter 14 (Page no: 219)

Hydrological processes of reference watersheds in experimental forests, USA.

This chapter provides an overview and comparison of factors influencing hydrological processes, especially stream flow dynamics and evapotranspiration, at ten relatively undisturbed reference watersheds in the USDA-EFR network. The chapter demonstrates the breadth of the hydrogeological, topographic, climatic and ecological characteristics of reference watersheds by discussing how factors such as climate, topography, geology, soils and vegetation influence runoff generation of these reference watersheds. Further, the chapter also briefly considers how site factors influence evapotranspiration, which determines water balance and regulates stream flow.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) An introduction to forest hydrology. Author(s): Bren, L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 17) Forest runoff processes. Author(s): Williams, T. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 32) Forest evapotranspiration: measurement and modelling at multiple scales. Author(s): Sun, G. Domec, J. C. Amatya, D. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 51) Forest hydrology of mountainous and snow-dominated watersheds. Author(s): Elliot, W. J. Dobre, M. Srivastava, A. Elder, K. J. Link, T. E. Brooks, E. S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 69) European perspectives on forest hydrology. Author(s): Jong, C. de
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 88) Tropical forest hydrology. Author(s): Kumagai, T. Kanamori, H. Chappell, N. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 103) Hydrology of flooded and wetland forests. Author(s): Williams, T. M. Krauss, K. W. Okruszko, T.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 124) Forest drainage. Author(s): Skaggs, R. W. Tian, S. Chescheir, G. M. Amatya, D. M. Youssef, M. A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 141) Hydrological modelling in forested systems. Author(s): Golden, H. E. Evenson, G. R. Tian, S. Amatya, D. M. Sun, G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 162) Geospatial technology applications in forest hydrology. Author(s): Panda, S. S. Masson, E. Sen, S. Kim, H. W. Amatya, D. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 180) Forest cover changes and hydrology in large watersheds. Author(s): Wei, X. Li, Q. Zhang, M. Liu, W. Fan, H.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 192) Hydrological effects of forest management. Author(s): Stednick, J. D. Troendle, C. A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 204) Hydrology of forests after wildfire. Author(s): Robichaud, P. R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 240) Applications of forest hydrological science to watershed management in the 21st century. Author(s): Vose, J. M. Martin, K. L. Barten, P. K.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 254) Hydrology of taiga forests in high northern latitudes. Author(s): Onuchin, A. Burenina, T. Shvidenko, A. Guggenberger, G. Musokhranova, A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 270) Future directions in forest hydrology. Author(s): Williams, T. M. Amatya, D. M. Bren, L. Jong, C. de Nettles, J. E.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Santee Experimental Forest/Center for Forested Wetlands Research, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Cordesville, South Carolina, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780646602
  • Record Number
  • 20163299410