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Título : Forests and Their Hydrological Effects in Mediterranean Mountains - The Case of the Central Spanish Pyrenees
Autor : Serrano Muela, M. P., Lana-Renault, N., Nadal-Romero, E., Regüés-Muñoz, D., Latrón, J., Martí Bono, Carlos Enrique, García-Ruiz, José María
Palabras clave : Forest hydrology
Water table
Peak flows
Interception
Experimental catchment
Spanish Pyrenee
Fecha de publicación : 2008
Editor: International Mountain Society
Citación : Mountain Research and Development 28(3-4): 279-285 (2008)
Resumen: This article considers the effects of forests on the hydrology of a Mediterranean mountain area. Variations of climate factors, discharge, interception, and water table depth in the San Salvador forested experimental catchment in the Central Spanish Pyrenees were studied and the results compared with those from two deforested catchments. The hydrological response of the San Salvador catchment had the following properties: 1) it had both smaller peak flows and smaller low flows than the deforested catchments; 2) most rainstorm events produced almost no discharge response; 3) the intensity of precipitation had no influence on the magnitude of peak flows; and 4) depth to the water table was the most important factor in the relationship between precipitation and discharge. These results confirm that forest conservation reduces floods and soil erosion, particularly on steep slopes.
Descripción : 7 páginas, 6 figuras.-- Este artículo se encuentra bajo Licencia Creative Commons.
Versión del editor: http://dx.doi.org/10.1659/mrd.0876
URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10261/38121
ISSN: 0276-4741
DOI: 10.1659/mrd.0876
Citación : Mountain Research and Development 28(3-4): 279-285 (2008)
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