What am I trying to say from my work? (How does the forest manage huge…
What am I trying to say from my work?
ET increases in March and April
Emergency spraying before storms likely increases the response of the water table
What does modeling tell us about the intersection of forest management and climate impact at the LTS.
What does modeling tell us?
Modeling tells us what is happening within the watershed instead of looking at the WS outlet alone, such as in paired WS studies
GW table fluctuation is dependent on ET and precipitation. Changes in ET and P will have direct impacts on the GW table fluctuation
quantifying forest water consumption
Wet years are least impacted by irrigation
Lu modeling tells us that forest removal and climate change would have pronounced impacts on the groundwater table during dry periods but these impacts may be minor under wet conditions at this typical flatwoods landscape (
FOREST MANAGEMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE
Land use change impacts
how the forest would respond to climate change, is usually increasing temperature or precipitation based on climate models
how much et and drainage and wtd
What do models for forests usually tell us?
there is less ET at non-forested well
The historical monthly water levels
The difference that irrigation makes
How does the forest manage huge storms?
after the water table and unsaturated zone increase to a certain point, the excess is managed through saturated excess overland flow
The water table rises easily
Pines are fine
It manages storms through runoff, flooding and saturated soils
How does the forest manage drought?
The forest manages drought by extracting more water from the saturated zone, which it easily accesses due to the shallow depth of the water table
Less P means ET uses more groundwater
the water table varies more
WT controlled by ET And P
Pines are fine