(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Effects of watershed topography, soils, land use, and climate on baseflow hydrology in humid regions : a review

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PRICE K. (1) ;
(1) US Environmental Protection Agency, ETATS-UNIS


This review synthesizes the body of global literature investigating relationships between baseflow and watershed characteristics of geomorphology, soil, and land use, as well as the potential effects of climate change, with an emphasis on humid, tropical and temperate (non-snowpackdominated) regions. Such factors are key controls on baseflow through their influence on infiltration, rates of water removal from the catchment, and subsurface storage properties. While it is clear that watershed geomorphology influences baseflow, there is no consensus on which geomorphic parameters are most closely linked to subsurface storage and baseflow. The A. underscores the need for more research that addresses multiple aspects of the watershed system in explaining baseflows, and for methodological consistency to allow for more fruitful comparisons across case studies


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 35, no4 [pp. 465-492]

Bibliographic references : 9 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0309133311402714

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