Sensitivity of watershed runoff under humid conditions to potential climate variations

Jozsef Szilagyi, Marc B. Parlange, Jonathan A. Patz, Thaddeus K. Graczyk

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Abstract

A semidistributed watershed model is applied over the Mahantango Creek catchment in Pennsylvania to estimate future changes in direct runoff under 22 different climate scenarios. It is shown how different subcatchments of the watershed may respond to possible changes in the precipitation and temperature regimes. Subcatchments with the most unfavorable future runoff responses can be identified where possible changes in land use management practices may be suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-642
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE
Volume128
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Climatic changes
  • Humidity
  • Land usage
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Surface runoff
  • Watersheds

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