(3HamiltonInternational conference in geomorphology en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

Modelling the geomorphological impact of climatic variability and extreme events in a semi-arid environment

published at : Special issue : mediterranean erosion

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This paper examines the impact of climatic variability on hydrology and vegetation cover using the PATTERN ecosystem model. Significant inter-annual and medium-term variability in the components of the hydrological budget and in vegetation properties and process is apparent in the results. The A. concludes with the observation that the majority of significant soil erosion events in Castilla La Mancha (CLM) occur as a result of extreme precipitation events rather than slow progressive land degradation. In this way, badlands are the relic of past climatic extremes and not necessarilyan indicator of present-day desertification



International conference in geomorphology No3, Hamilton , CANADA ()

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 1998, vol. 24, no 1 [pp. 59-78]

Bibliographic references : 34 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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