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Cover for CRITERIA-3D: a mechanistic model for surface and subsurface hydrology for small catchments.

This chapter describes an application of a physically based, three-dimensional catchment scale model. The model is primarily intended to simulate complex hydrological patterns in contexts where simple one-dimensional or two-dimensional schemes are not suitable, and where phenomena related to...

Author(s)
Bittelli, M.; Pistocchi, A.; Tomei, F.; Roggero, P. P.; Orsini, R.; Toderi, M.; Antolini, G.; Flury, M.
ISBN
2011 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845937973)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 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,...

Author(s)
Amatya, D. M.; Campbell, J.; Wohlgemuth, P.; Elder, K.; Sebestyen, S.; Johnson, S.; Keppeler, E.; Adams, M. B.; Caldwell, P.; Misra, D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646602)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Identifying soil erosion hotspots in the Manupali River Watershed.

This chapter discusses the use of a geographical information systems-assisted soil erosion model, Predicting Catchment Runoff and Soil Erosion for Sustainability, to identify and map erosion locations within the Manupali River Watershed located in the Philippines that are particularly susceptible...

Author(s)
Paningbatan, E. P., Jr.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of gold mining on mercury contamination and soil degradation in Amazonian ecosystems of French Guiana.

This chapter focuses on the impact of artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM) on the Hg contamination of tropical soils, with special attention on how the change in land use (i.e., gold extraction practices) alters the soil processes that affect Hg fate and behaviour. The chapter explains the soil ...

Author(s)
Grimaldi, M.; Guédron, S.; Grimaldi, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing movements of water, solutes and soil: from plot to landscape scale.

This paper focuses on the biophysical aspects of lateral water movement and its consequences for the movement of solutes and soil. Different types and arrangements of land use affecting these types of lateral flow are considered. The effects of spatial variation, belts of trees, short rotations,...

Author(s)
Ranieri, S. B. L.; Stirzaker, R.; Suprayogo, D.; Purwanto, E.; Willigen, P. de; Noordwijk, M. van
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996736)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recyclable urban and industrial waste - benefits and problems in agricultural use.

The current rate of world population growth is paralleled by a global increase in waste production. Increased population growth places stress both on the demand for agricultural produce and also on the finite world resources. If agricultural activities are to remain sustainable, recycling of urban...

Author(s)
Naidu, R.; Megharaj, M.; Owens, G.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 085199671X)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Systems approaches for improving soil quality.

The complexity of agricultural systems and the wide array of possible management inputs require that soil quality be evaluated at individual management or single function level as well as at the agroecosystem level. A systems approach to soil quality assessment involves a synthesis of agriculture...

Author(s)
Carter, M. R.; Andrews, S. S.; Drinkwater, L. E.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 085199671X)
Type
Book chapter

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