SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Separation of the climatic and land cover impacts on the flow regime changes in two watersheds of northeastern Tibetan Plateau 
Authors:Yang, L., Q. Feng, Z. Yin, R.C. Deo, X. Wen, J. Si and C. Li 
Journal:Advances in Meteorology 
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Pages:ID: 6310401 
Article ID:6310401 
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Broad Application Category:hydrologic only 
Primary Application Category:climate change and land use change 
Secondary Application Category:hydrologic assessment 
Watershed Description:10,009 km^2 Yingluoxia River and 14,192 km^2 Minxian River, which are respective tributaries of the Heihe and Taohe Rivers and are located in the northeast part of the Tibetan Plateau in north central China. 
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Abstract:Assessment of the effects of climate change and land use/cover change (LUCC) on the flow regimes in watershed regions is a fundamental research need in terms of the sustainable water resources management and ecosocial developments. In this study, a statistical and modeling integrated method utilizing the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) has been adopted in two watersheds of northeastern Tibetan Plateau to separate the individual impacts of climate and LUCC on the flow regime metrics.The integrated effects of both LUCC and climate change have led to an increase in the annual streamflow in the Yingluoxia catchment (YLC) region and a decline in the Minxian catchment (MXC) region by 3.2% and 4.3% of their total streamflow, respectively. Climate change has shown an increase in streamflow in YLC and a decline in MXC region, occupying 107.3% and 93.75% of the total streamflow changes, respectively, a reflection of climatic latitude effect on streamflow. It is thus construed that the climatic factors contribute to more significant influence than LUCC on the magnitude, variability, duration, and component of the flow regimes, implying that the climate certainly dominates the flow regime changes in northeastern Tibetan Plateau.