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Assessing the effects of land use on floods in the Meuse and Oder catchment


De Roo, APJ and Odijk, M and Schmuck, G and Koster, E and Lucieer, A, Assessing the effects of land use on floods in the Meuse and Oder catchment, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Part B: Hydrology, Oceans and Atmosphere, 26, (7-8) pp. 593-599. ISSN 1464-1909 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S1464-1909(01)00054-5


Recently, dramatic flooding occurred in several regions of the world. To investigate the causes of the flooding and the influence of land use, soil characteristics and antecedent catchment moisture conditions, the distributed catchment model LISFLOOD has been developed. LISFLOOD simulates runoff in large river basins. Two transnational European river basins are used to test and validate the model: the Meuse catchment (France, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands) and the Oder basin (The Czech Republic, Poland and Germany). In the Meuse and Oder catchment, land use change information over the past 200 years is processed at the moment. The LISFLOOD simulation model is used to simulate the effects of these land use changes on floods. Some influences of land use and vegetation on the water balance are clear, such as the changing vegetation cover (leaf area index) which will influence evapotranspiration. However, not so much is known about the influences of vegetation on soil properties, which influence infiltration, soil water redistribution, throughflow and groundwater recharge. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Geomatic engineering
Research Field:Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Lucieer, A (Professor Arko Lucieer)
ID Code:33380
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:77
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2005-07-13
Last Modified:2005-07-13

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