Climate Change Impacts in Soil- Water Balance in Semi-Arid Region, Southeast of Spain: The use of Eco- Hydrological Model

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Title: Climate Change Impacts in Soil- Water Balance in Semi-Arid Region, Southeast of Spain: The use of Eco- Hydrological Model
Authors: Touhami, Issam | Chirino Miranda, Esteban | Andreu Rodes, José Miguel | Moutahir, Hassane | Sanchez-Montahud, Juan-Rafael | Bellot, Juan
Research Group/s: Geología Aplicada e Hidrogeología | Gestión de Ecosistemas y de la Biodiversidad (GEB)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra y del Medio Ambiente | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ecología
Keywords: Climate change | Recharge | HYDROBAL | Semi-arid region | SE Spain
Knowledge Area: Geodinámica Externa | Ecología
Issue Date: 27-Jan-2017
Publisher: Peertechz
Citation: Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences. 2017, 3(1): 001-005. doi:10.17352/2455-488X.000012
Abstract: Predictions of climate change have a high interest in semiarid regions like the province of Alicante (SE Spain). It is expected that the decrease of precipitation and the increase of air temperature according to climate change forecasts, could impact on the recharge to aquifers. In this context, the aim of this study was explore the possible impact of climate changes forecasts on recharge in a small aquifer southeastern Spain. Air temperature and precipitation data in two climate change scenarios, B2-low and A2-high have been coupled to HYDROBAL model. The HYDROBAL software is a useful eco-hydrological model with daily resolution for assessing water balances in different vegetation types in a semiarid region of southeastern Spain. Based on two models, HYDROBAL and DISRUM, water balance was calculated on two scales (vegetation plots and watershed). Over the latter period (2071-2099), we expect reduced average annual groundwater recharge, of up to 17% (49 mm), if compared to the baseline period (1961-1990).
Sponsor: The European Commission (PRACTICE project), the Spanish Government through the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (ECOBAL project, CGL2011-30531-C02-01 and SURVIVE project, CGL 2011-30531-C02-02), the Consolider program INGENIO 2010 (GRACCIE project, CSD2007-00067), and the Generalitat Valenciana (FEEDBACKS-PROMETEO; ACOMP/2010/272 and GV07/143).
ISSN: 2455-488X
DOI: 10.17352/2455-488X.000012
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2017 Touhami I, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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