Journal article

Hydrologic Responses to Land Use Change in the Loess Plateau: Case Study in the Upper Fenhe River Watershed

Z Lu, S Zou, Z Qin, Y Yang, H Xiao, Y WEI, K Zhang, J Xie

Advances in Meteorology | Hindawi Publishing Corporation | Published : 2015

Abstract

We applied an integrated approach to investigate the impacts of land use and land cover (LULC) changes on hydrology at different scales in the Loess Plateau of China. Hydrological modeling was conducted for the LULC maps from remote sensing images at two times in the Upper Fenhe River watershed using the SWAT model. The main LULC changes in this watershed from 1995 to 2010 were the transformation of farmland into forests, grassland, and built-up land. The simulation results showed that forested land contributed more than any other LULC class to water yield, but built-up land had most impact due to small initial loss and infiltration. At basin scale, a comparison of the simulated hydrological..

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Grants

Awarded by International Science & Technology Cooperation Program of China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by National Key Technology RD Program


Awarded by Shanxi Province Science Foundation for Youths


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the International Science & Technology Cooperation Program of China (2012DFA20770 and 2013DFG70990), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41201043 and 91125007), the National Key Technology R&D Program (2011BAC07B05), and Shanxi Province Science Foundation for Youths (2012021026-3).