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Impact of climatic and land use changes on long term mean annual and peak runoff in the southern alps
Long term statistics of mean annual flow for five major Italian rivers in the Central Alps (Adige, Mincio, Oglio, Adda,
Ticino), including the inflow to the four major prealpine lakes (Garda, Iseo, Como and Maggiore Lakes), are presented.
Data are compared with precipitation, temperature (Auer et al., 2007) and land use changes for some of the investigated areas. In particular a new hydrometric series for the Adige river dating back to 1862 is presented and compared with precipitation and temperature data available for the same period. For the same basin a land use classification in some representative cadastral maps dating back to mid XIX century show dramatic changes in the land use, compared to actual aerial photographs and Corine land cover maps, thus indicating how the natural afforestation in Europe occurring over the last century may be a major anthropogenic factor influencing runoff, more than climatic ones.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Special sessions
Date Published : 02/10/2015
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