Potential effects of wildfire on watershed hydrologic responses : Sabino Creek Basin, Arizona

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Title:
Potential effects of wildfire on watershed hydrologic responses : Sabino Creek Basin, Arizona
Author:
Guardiola-Claramonte, Maria-Teresa.
Issue Date:
2005
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
As a result of drought and decades of fire suppression, wildfires are occurring with greater frequency and intensity in the Southwest. Distributed hydrological models can identify rehabilitation zones in a watershed to minimize fire consequences such as increased flow peaks. In this study, a distributed watershed model was used to evaluate the effects of the 2003 Aspen fire on watershed hydrologic response in the Sabino Creek watershed north of Tucson, Arizona. The effects of vegetation loss and the presence of hydrophobicity in the watershed response were studied through a series of scenarios. The study points out the important role of vegetation loss in decreasing the number of low flow events and increasing the number of mid and high flow events. The observed increase on extreme events appears to be caused by the presence of a hydrophobic layer.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Hydrology -- Arizona -- Sabino Creek Basin.; Watersheds -- Arizona -- Sabino Creek Basin.; Wildfires -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Nijssen, Bart

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePotential effects of wildfire on watershed hydrologic responses : Sabino Creek Basin, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorGuardiola-Claramonte, Maria-Teresa.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGuardiola-Claramonte, Maria-Teresa.en_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAs a result of drought and decades of fire suppression, wildfires are occurring with greater frequency and intensity in the Southwest. Distributed hydrological models can identify rehabilitation zones in a watershed to minimize fire consequences such as increased flow peaks. In this study, a distributed watershed model was used to evaluate the effects of the 2003 Aspen fire on watershed hydrologic response in the Sabino Creek watershed north of Tucson, Arizona. The effects of vegetation loss and the presence of hydrophobicity in the watershed response were studied through a series of scenarios. The study points out the important role of vegetation loss in decreasing the number of low flow events and increasing the number of mid and high flow events. The observed increase on extreme events appears to be caused by the presence of a hydrophobic layer.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology -- Arizona -- Sabino Creek Basin.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatersheds -- Arizona -- Sabino Creek Basin.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWildfires -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairNijssen, Barten_US
dc.identifier.oclc227009933en_US
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