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Timbe, E. (2015): <b>Water flow dynamics assessment for a tropical montane forest basin by means of spatially differentiated multi-criteria </b> University of Giessen - Institute of Landscape Ecology and Resources Management, <i>phd thesis</i>

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Title: Water flow dynamics assessment for a tropical montane forest basin by means of spatially differentiated multi-criteria
FOR816dw ID: 1518
Publication Date: 2015-08-20
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Individual: Edison Timbe
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The present study is composed of three interlinked research papers described in three respective chapters:<br/> Chapter 2: “Understanding uncertainties when inferring mean transit times of water trough tracer-based lumped-parameter models in Andean tropical montane cloud forest catchments” deals with the estimation of mean transit times and explores the most reliable transit time distribution functions for 32 sampled sites in the catchment, which included 18 soil water sites, 2 streamwater sites in the main river, 7 streamwater tributaries, 2 small creeks and 3 springwaters. For the analysis, seven lumped-parameters models were tested. Besides, for each simulation, uncertainties were accounted through applying the Generalized Likelihood Uncertainty Estimation approach (GLUE).<br/> Chapter 3: “Sampling frequency trade-offs in the assessment of mean transit times of tropical montane catchment waters under semi-steady-state conditions”. This chapter describes the effect of sampling resolution data on the results provided by lumped-parameter models. Based on the insights from results described in Chapter 2, only selected models and sampled sites were screened for intercomparison. The results of this topic were aimed to account the degree of reliability of mean transit time estimations.<br/> Chapter 4: “Multi-criteria assessment of water dynamics reveal subcatchment variability in a seemingly homogeneous montane rainforest catchment”. By considering a nested catchment approach (main river outlet and its seven tributaries), mean transit times and other diverse catchment characteristics data (e.g., hydrometric and topographic indices, physicochemical properties of stream waters) were used to perform diverse statistical and modelling techniques, such as bivariate and multivariate analysis, Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Cluster Analysis, EMMA, Hydrological and Chemical modelling. All of which allowed to gain insights on the key factors governing the flow processes in each analysed site.
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| hydrology | mixing model analysis | mean transit time | hydrologic response | isotope tracers |
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Degree: phd
Degree Institution: University of Giessen - Institute of Landscape Ecology and Resources Management
Total Pages: 125
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Individual: David Windhorst
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