Comparative hydrology of Mediterranean shrublands : promo 1990-1992

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Title:
Comparative hydrology of Mediterranean shrublands : promo 1990-1992
Author:
Andréassian, Vazken Paul Jérôme.
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
A comparative hydrology approach was proposed to analyze the hydrological behavior of small mediterranean shrubland watersheds and provide a potential basis for regionalization studies. Four simple regressiontype models were used to describe the behavior of nine mediterranean shrubland watersheds from France, California and South Africa. The values of the models' paramaters were found significantly different. To explain the differences, a set of morphometric and climatic variables was selected, and a stepwise regression analysis was done. The results show that most of the variability encountered among the parameters was the effect of the watersheds' morphometry and of the summer rainfall amount in each region. Additional watershed data is needed to validate the parameters' explanatory equations. However, the approach proposed here seems to present valuable opportunities for the comparative study of other vegetation types, the regionalization of hydrological models parameters, and the study of the effects of watershed management practices.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleComparative hydrology of Mediterranean shrublands : promo 1990-1992en_US
dc.creatorAndréassian, Vazken Paul Jérôme.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAndréassian, Vazken Paul Jérôme.en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_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.abstractA comparative hydrology approach was proposed to analyze the hydrological behavior of small mediterranean shrubland watersheds and provide a potential basis for regionalization studies. Four simple regressiontype models were used to describe the behavior of nine mediterranean shrubland watersheds from France, California and South Africa. The values of the models' paramaters were found significantly different. To explain the differences, a set of morphometric and climatic variables was selected, and a stepwise regression analysis was done. The results show that most of the variability encountered among the parameters was the effect of the watersheds' morphometry and of the summer rainfall amount in each region. Additional watershed data is needed to validate the parameters' explanatory equations. However, the approach proposed here seems to present valuable opportunities for the comparative study of other vegetation types, the regionalization of hydrological models parameters, and the study of the effects of watershed management practices.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGuertin, D. Phillipen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLopes, Vicente L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHawkins, Richard H.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212628193en_US
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