author = "Rodriguez, Daniel Andres and Tomasella, Javier",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "On the ability of large-scale hydrological models to simulate land 
                         use and land cover change impacts in Amazonian basins",
              journal = "Hydrological Sciences Journal",
                 year = "2016",
               volume = "61",
               number = "10",
                pages = "1831--1846",
                month = "Aug.",
             keywords = "land use and land cover change, large-scale basin hydrology, 
                         hydrological modelling, Amazon, secondary forest, MHD-INPE.",
             abstract = "The MHD-INPE model was applied in the Ji-Parana Basin, a 
                         30000km(2) catchment located in the southwest of the Amazon Basin 
                         which has lost more than 50% of its forest since the 1980s, to 
                         simulate land use and land cover change impacts on runoff 
                         generation process and how they are related to basin topography. 
                         Simulation results agree with observational studies in the sense 
                         that fast response processes are significant in sub-basins with 
                         steep slopes while in basins with gentle topography, the impacts 
                         are most visible in slow-response hydrological processes. On the 
                         other hand, the model is not able to capture the dependence of 
                         LUCC impacts on spatial scales. These discrepancies are probably 
                         associated with limitations in the spatial representation of 
                         heterogeneities within the model, which become more relevant at 
                         larger scales. We also tested the hypothesis that secondary forest 
                         growth should be able to compensate the decrease in 
                         evapotranspiration due to forest-cropland or forest-grassland 
                         conversion at a regional scale. Results showed that despite the 
                         small fraction of secondary forest estimated on the basin, the 
                         higher evapotranspiration efficiency of this type of forest 
                         counterbalances a large fraction of the LUCC impacts on 
                         evapotranspiration. This result suggests that enhanced 
                         transpiration due to secondary forest could explain, at least in 
                         part, the lack of clear LUCC signals in discharge series at larger 
                  doi = "10.1080/02626667.2015.1051979",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2015.1051979",
                 issn = "0262-6667",
                label = "self-archiving-INPE-MCTI-GOV-BR",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "27 nov. 2020"