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Hydrological Regimes of Small Catchments in the High Tatra Mountains Before and After Extraordinary Wind-Induced DeforestationThe paper presents the results of rainfall-runoff data analysis for small catchments of the upper Poprad River affected by wind-induced deforestation in November 2004. Before-event and afterevent measured data were compared in order to assess the impact of deforestation on hydrological regimes. Several characteristics were used including water balance, minimum and maximum runoff, runoff thresholds, number of runoff events, selected characteristics of events, runoff coefficients, and flashiness indices. Despite increased spring runoff minima, which in one catchment (Velick Creek) exceeded previously observed values after deforestation took place, it can be generally concluded that the impact of the deforestation was not clearly manifested in the analyzed hydrological data.
Document ID
20110011549
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Holko, Ladislav
(Slovak Academy of Sciences Slovakia)
Hlavata, Helena
Kostka, Zdenek
(Slovak Academy of Sciences Slovakia)
Novak, Jan
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2009
Publication Information
Publication: Folia Geographica: Series Geographica - Physica
Volume: XL (40)
ISSN: 0071-6715
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG06GC83G
CONTRACT_GRANT: VEGA-2/0079/08
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Public
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