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Historical Change In River Discharge due to Deforestation (km3/yr)

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Original Data Basin Creation Date
2010-07-02 14:29:57
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2010-07-02 14:32:22

Summary

Gridded fields of changes in discharge due to historical deforestation and conversion to agriculture from Douglas et al. (2005). This historical scenario compared discharge (Q) generated from pre-industrial land cover with discharge derived from contemporary landcover. Change in Q = difference between river discharge (Q) generated from pre-industrial land cover (based on WWF Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World (Olson et al., 2001) with river discharge derived from contemporary landcover. Historical and contemporary Q was estimated from flow routed RO generated by the UNH Water Systems Analysis Group Water Balance Model (WBM) at a 30' (lat x long) spatial resolution (Fekete et al. 2002). Citations in dataset history.

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Vorosmarty, C.J.., Water Systems Analysis Group, University of New Hampshire, NH
Harvested on Fri May 23 09:42:34 MDT 2014 from Data Basin Service

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UniqueKey Data Basin 539bd2ee9c5940e5b94c311315d14d83

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