(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Modelling the effects of land-use change on runoff and sediment yield for a meso-scale catchment in the Southern Pyrenees

published at : Sediment sources and sediment delivery under environmental change. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NORA MUELLER E. (1) ; FRANCKE T. (1) ; BATALLA R.J. (2 3) ; BRONSTERT A. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Geoecology, Univ., Postdam, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Dep. of Environmental and Soil Sciences, Univ., Lleida, ESPAGNE
(3) Forestry and Technology Centre of Catalonia, Solsona, ESPAGNE


The land-use change over the last 50 years with subsequent effects on water and sediment export was modelled with the process-based, spatially semi-distributed WASA-SED model for the meso-scale Canalda catchment in Catalonia, Spain. It was forwarded that the model yielded plausible results for runoff and sediment yield dynamics without the need of calibration. As there are only a very limited amount of measured data available on sediment budgets with altered land-use and climate change settings, the WASA-SED model was used to obtain qualitative estimates on the effects of past and future change scenarios to derive a baseline for hypothesis building and future discussion on the evolution of sediment budgets in such a dryland setting. The reliability of the simulation results is still circumscribed by considerable parameterisation and model uncertainties


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 79, no 3 [pp. 288-296]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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