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Anthropogenic and Climate Impacts on Groundwater Resources in the Lower Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin
Mitra, Subhasis (2015-01-07)
El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is one of the major climate variability cycles around the world and is responsible for droughts in the Southeast United States. These ENSO-induced droughts have been responsible for ...
Application and Evaluation of WEPP in a Forested Watershed with Perennial Streams
Srivastava, Anurag (2010-01-06)
Forests generally have low erosion rates unless they are disturbed by harvesting operations or road construction. These common disturbances typically cause increase in the sediment yield which is reduced after vegetation ...
Assessing Input Uncertainty and Sensitivity of the Process-Based Wetland Water Quality Model, WetQual
Kanber, Recep Tayyip (2019-06-03)
Wetlands are among the most important natural ecosystems having numerous benefits to people and wildlife. One of the key functions of wetlands is water purification. Wetlands are known to improve water quality and act as ...
Capturing Forest Dynamics in Hydrological Modeling
Haas, Henrique (2020-08-14)
Forests can cover a significant portion of watersheds and affect rainfall interception, water losses through evapotranspiration (ET), surface runoff, and aquifer recharge. Despite their critical role in the hydrologic ...
Climate and Land Use/Cover Change Impacts on the Ecologically Relevant Flow Metrics in the Cahaba River Watershed
Dosdogru, Furkan (2016-07-05)
This study explored the impacts of land use/cover (LULC) and climate change on hydrological responses, particularly low-flow regimes, in the rapidly urbanizing upper Cahaba River basin in north-central Alabama. The Cahaba ...
Development and application of WetQual-C, a mechanistic model for simulating carbon dynamics, GHG gas emissions and carbon export from wetlands
Sharifi, Amirreza (2013-12-17)
Wetlands possess qualities that distinguish them as the most important influencer of global carbon (C) budgets. They have the highest carbon density among all terrestrial ecosystems and are known as the greatest individual ...
Development of Reliable Erosion Indices for Climate-Informed Soil Conservation in the Southeastern United States
McGehee, Ryan (2016-12-09)
A new methodology and corresponding dataset are recommended for a more accurate calculation of erosion index (EI) and erosivity (R) that was more consistent with observations from superior data sources. NOAA NCDC DSI-3260 ...
Drought Forecasting for Small to Mid-sized Communities of the Southeast United States
Sharda, Vaishali (2012-05-07)
Most of the climate variability in the Southeast United States has been attributed to El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and this climate variability has resulted in increased the stress on water resources of the region ...
The effects of anthropogenic disturbance on ecosystem structure and function in Coastal Plain streams in the southeastern United States
Bickley, Samuel L. (2022-11-30)
Widespread development fueled by economic growth continues to stress aquatic resources. The world continues to both urbanize and deal with the effects of climate change. In the Southeastern United States, more frequent ...
The Effects of Land Cover, Climate, and Urbanization on Groundwater Resources in Dauphin Island
Petty, Katherine (2011-11-21)
The effects of land cover change, climate change, and population growth on the groundwater resources of a barrier island were explored in this study. The relationship between land cover and groundwater recharge was studied ...
Evaluating Relationships between Road Noise and Breeding Birds in the Conterminous United States
Sarabat, Halil (2021-12-09) ETD File Embargoed
Human activities have increased the amount of anthropogenic noise and altered the distribution of birds across the landscape, raising concerns about the possible effects of noise pollution on birds. Anthropogenic noise ...
Evaluating the Impact of Climate Change on Rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Curves in Alabama Using Dynamically-Downscaled Precipitation Data
Mirhosseini, Golbahar (2013-07-19)
Rainfall intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) curves are extensively used for hydrologic designs. A design based on inaccurate rainfall characteristics can lead to malfunction of infrastructure, excessive ...
Flood Control in Toulmins Spring Branch Watershed through LID Practices
Baltaci, Enis (2016-08-03)
Urbanization is known to cause increases in volume of stormwater runoff and peak flow rates, which leads to changes in natural flow regime and increases the likelihood of flooding. Conventional stormwater management practices ...
Global fire activities and their impacts on the terrestrial carbon budget in context of multiple environmental changes
Yang, Jia (2015-07-28)
As one major disturbance in the earth system, fires modified vegetation structure and functioning, atmospheric composition, and climate conditions at both regional and global scales. Under the impacts of substantial changes ...
Identifying Critical Source Areas of Sediment, Nitrogen and Phosphorus: A Modeling Approach
Niraula, Rewati (2010-08-25)
Impairment in the quality of water due to nutrients and sediments originating from watersheds is a serious problem in the USA and the world. Identification of critical source areas (CSAs), which contribute most of the ...
Impacts of Upstream Disturbances on Downstream Sediment Yield and Stream Morphology where Best Management Practices are Present
Cavus, Ilkim (2015-11-10)
Attaining high quality water has always been a big concern for humankind. Forested watersheds are known to provide the cleanest form of water. However, conversion of forested lands to agricultural and/or urban use, as well ...
Investigating Soil Parameters Effect on Crop Yields and Hydrology at Field Scale in the Southeast US Using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool
Tadych, Danielle (2020-05-20)
Over the past forty years, the Apalachicola–Chattahoochee–Flint (ACF) river basin in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida has been the subject of numerous litigation and research regarding water allocation. The state of Georgia’s ...
Long term Drivers of Hydrological change in the Southeastern United States
Singh, Arshdeep (2020-07-17)
Plant response to elevated CO2 concentration is known to increase leaf‐level water‐use efficiency through a reduction in stomatal opening. Recent studies have emphasized that increased plant water‐use efficiency can ...
Mapping Stream Channel Head Locations in the State of Alabama
Burak, Avcioglu (2015-11-18)
This study focuses on assessing the utility of the slope-area method for predicting channel head locations in forested areas in Alabama under different physiographic regions, improving this method by evaluating the other ...
Modeling Hydrologic and Water Quality Responses to Changing Climate and Land Use/Cover in the Wolf Bay Watershed, South Alabama
Wang, Ruoyu (2010-11-17)
Land use/cover (LULC) and climate change are two main factors directly affecting regional hydrology and water quality. In this study, the future potential impacts of LULC and climate change on the hydrologic regimes and ...