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Terrestrial Water Cycle and Climate Change: Natural and Human-Induced Impacts

Qiuhong Tang (Editor), Taikan Oki (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-97178-9
252 pages
August 2016, American Geophysical Union
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The Terrestrial Water Cycle: Natural and Human-Induced Changes is a comprehensive volume that investigates the changes in the terrestrial water cycle and the natural and anthropogenic factors that cause these changes. This volume brings together recent progress and achievements in large-scale hydrological observations and numerical simulations, specifically in areas such as in situ measurement network, satellite remote sensing and hydrological modeling. Our goal is to extend and deepen our understanding of the changes in the terrestrial water cycle and to shed light on the mechanisms of the changes and their consequences in water resources and human well-being in the context of global change.

 Volume highlights include:

  • Overview of the changes in the terrestrial water cycle
  • Human alterations of the terrestrial water cycle
  • Recent advances in hydrological measurement and observation
  • Integrated modeling of the terrestrial water cycle 

The Terrestrial Water Cycle: Natural and Human-Induced Changes will be a valuable resource for students and professionals in the fields of hydrology, water resources, climate change, ecology, geophysics, and geographic sciences. The book will also be attractive to those who have general interests in the terrestrial water cycle, including how and why the cycle changes.

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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Part I: Overview of the Changes in the Terrestrial Water Cycle 1

1 Macroscale Hydrological Modeling and Global Water Balance
Taikan Oki and Hyungjun Kim 3

2 Historical and Future Changes in Streamflow and Continental Runoff: A Review
Aiguo Dai 17

3 Changes in the Global Terrestrial Water Cycle: A Review and Synthesis
Qiuhong Tang, Xuejun Zhang, Ming Pan, and Xingcai Liu 39

Part II: Human Alterations of the Terrestrial Water Cycle 55

4 Human?-Induced Changes in the Global Water Cycle
Tian Zhou, Ingjerd Haddeland, Bart Nijssen, and Dennis P Lettenmaier 57

5 Impacts of Groundwater Pumping on Regional and Global Water Resources
Yoshihide Wada 71

6 Land Use/Cover Change Impacts on Hydrology in Large River Basins: A Review
Lan Cuo 103

Part III: Recent Advances in Hydrological Measurement and Observation 135

7 GRACE?-Based Estimates of Global Groundwater Depletion
Min?-Hui Lo, James S Famiglietti, John T Reager, Matthew Rodell, Sean Swenson, and Wen?-Ying Wu 137

8 Regional?-Scale Combined Land?-Atmosphere Water Balance Based on Daily Observations in Illinois
Pat J?-F Yeh 147

Part IV: Integrated Modeling of the Terrestrial Water Cycle 167

9 Drivers of Change in Managed Water Resources: Modeling the Impacts of Climate and Socioeconomic Changes Using the US Midwest as a Case Study
Nathalie Voisin, Lai?-Yung R Leung, and Mohamad I Hejazi 169

10 Modeling the Role of Vegetation in Hydrological Responses to Climate Change
Xingcai Liu, Qiuhong Tang, Xuejun Zhang, and Guoyong Leng 193

11 Estimating Virtual Water Contents Using a Global Hydrological Model: Basis and Applications
Naota Hanasaki 209

Index 229

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