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Hydrological responses to climate and land-use changes along the north american east coast: A 110-Year historical reconstruction

Q Yang, H Tian, MAM Friedrichs, M Liu, X Li, J Yang

JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association | Published : 2015

Abstract

The North American east coast (NAEC) region experienced significant climate and land-use changes in the past century. To explore how these changes have affected land water cycling, the Dynamic Land Ecosystem Model (DLEM 2.0) was used to investigate the spatial and temporal variability of runoff and river discharge during 1901-2010 in the study area. Annual runoff over the NAEC was 420 ± 61 mm/yr (average ± standard deviation). Runoff increased in parts of the northern NAEC but decreased in some areas of the southern NAEC. Annual freshwater discharge from the study area was 378 ± 61 km3/yr (average ± standard deviation). Factorial simulation experiments suggested that climate change and varia..

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