Essays about: "potential evapotranspiration"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 30 essays containing the words potential evapotranspiration.

  1. 1. The intraspecific drought tolerance of Betula pendula Roth. : ecotypic aptitude as tree selection criteria for the urban landscape

    University essay from SLU/Department of Plant Breeding (from 130101)

    Author : Simon Hannus; [2021]
    Keywords : Betula pendula; clinal variation; drought tolerance; ecosystem services; ecotypes; potential evapotranspiration; turgor loss point; urban forestry; urban resilience; urban tree selection;

    Abstract : The ecosystem services provided by urban trees are substantial contributors to the quality of urban living, and their environmentally regulating capabilities are increasingly regarded as integral in order to efficiently secure urban resilience, by ameliorating the human and material impacts of extreme weather events. However, current trends of urban development presents challenges of how to preserve urban greenery ecosystem functioning, particularly in light of the ongoing climate change; which also has brought forth the importance of taxonomically diverse urban forests, to mitigate risks of catastrophic tree loss associated with these conditions. READ MORE

  2. 2. Effects of afforestation and crop systems on the water balance in the highlands of Ethiopia

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Soil and Environment

    Author : Rebecca Naomi Ter Borg; [2020]
    Keywords : Acacia decurrens; landscape water balance; sediment yield; soil and water conservation; SWAT modelling; water balance partitioning;

    Abstract : In the Upper Blue Nile Basin land use is rapidly changing due to agricultural development and intensification with potential effects on the water availability both up- and downstream. This study is aimed to explore the impact of agricultural land use change on a landscape water balance. READ MORE

  3. 3. Modelling the water balance of a grassland soil

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Soil and Environment

    Author : Elvin Rufullayev; [2020]
    Keywords : calibration; high precision weighing lysimeter; numerical modelling; plant growth; potential evapotranspiration; soil processes; STELLA Architect; temperate grassland; TERENO; vadose zone; validation;

    Abstract : Expected future climate change characterized by higher temperatures and more frequent summer droughts may cause significant changes in soil hydrological processes leading to limited nutrient and water availability and reductions in plant growth. Soil hydrological and plant growth models attempt to reproduce the complex interactions in the plant-soil water system in terms of mathematical equations, parameters and coefficients. READ MORE

  4. 4. Exploring the Residents' Attitude towards Greening Buildings and their Willingness to take action: An Empirical Survey Study in Deutz, Cologne

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Tamina Burggraf; [2020]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development; Green Roofs; Vertical Greening Systems; Residents’ Engagement; Acceptance; Urban Climate Change Adaptation;

    Abstract : In times that reveal the consequences of climate change, cities are using urban greening as a potential measure in their climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. Greenery in the city regulates the climate and balances temperature extremes through evapotranspiration and air humidification, spending shade and increased air circulation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Evaluating the potential of artificial infiltration to increase groundwater storage using MIKE SHE : A case study in northern Storsudret, Gotland

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik; KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Sara Schmidt; Per Uppsäll; [2020]
    Keywords : Groundwater modelling; hydrogeology; aquifer assessment; freshwater resources;

    Abstract : The island of Gotland, Sweden, is struggling with supplying the population with freshwater during summers. At the same time as the demand increases during these months, the warm weather and geological conditions prevent sufficient volumes of groundwater to recharge. READ MORE