TITLE

Predicting the impact of global warming on soil water resources in marginal forests of the Middle Volga Region

AUTHOR(S)
Kolomyts, E.; Surova, N.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Water Resources;Jan2010, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p89
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The response of local forest ecosystems to changes in summer soil moisture content in the context of possible climate changes. A procedure for local hydrological forecasting is presented. Calculations based on prediction climate models GISS and HadCM3 for forest ecosystems on zonal ecotones between forest and steppe showed a progressive development in the XXI century of a thermoarid trend with pronounced soil drying during the vegetation period, which should result in decay of broad-leaved and mixed forests and their replacement by small-leaved-pine and oak-grove forest-steppe.
ACCESSION #
47817220

 

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