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Original Data Basin Creation Date
2014-04-07 08:43:29
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2014-04-07 08:43:29

Summary

A Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC, Gao et al 2009) model was used to simulate the effect of changing vegetation on land surface hydrology. Multi–decadal simulations were conducted to investigate the change in the water balance and flood characteristics in these six river basins. The changes in local runoff at each grid cell as vegetation changes from present condition to best-case reforestation scenario (provided by the World Resources Institute - 2014). Only runoff generated locally at the grid cell is considered with no contribution from upstream area. Positive numbers on the map indicate an increase in local runoff in the best-case reforestation scenario and vice versa. The map has a spatial resolution of 0.25º×0.25º (approximately [...]

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Harvested on Fri May 23 09:34:10 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin 1cf39b91e9f6436599290083911f72e6

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