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Hydrology of Artificial and Controlled Experiments


Wei-Zu Gu

Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, China

For the incisive tests of hydrological theory, manipulation experiments can create particular conditions, plan and define boundaries and inner structures, isolate individual mechanisms, and push systems beyond the range in a PhD timescale. The goals of this book are to stimulate the approach of manipulation in promoting watershed hydrological experimentation and to try to demonstrate that the controlled and artificial experiments are the promising way of useful and effective generation of tests of new theories. This book is organized on the basis of nine different manipulation types from six countries including field lysimeter, field runoff plot, field manipulated experimental basin, field artificial catchment, laboratory river segment, laboratory pedon (rock), laboratory lysimeter, laboratory hillslope, and phytotron artificial catchment.

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Hydrology of Artificial and Controlled ExperimentsEdited by Jiu-Fu Liu

Published: August 22nd 2018

DOI: 10.5772/62972

ISBN: 978-1-78923-559-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-558-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-238-6

Copyright year: 2018

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8684 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. Experimental Watersheds at Coshocton, Ohio, USA: Experiences and Establishing New Experimental Watersheds

By James V. Bonta, Martin J. Shipitalo and Lloyd Owens


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2. Controlled Experiments of Hillslope Coevolution at the Biosphere 2 Landscape Evolution Observatory: Toward Prediction of Coupled Hydrological, Biogeochemical, and Ecological Change

By Till H. M. Volkmann, Aditi Sengupta, Luke A. Pangle, Katerina Dontsova, Greg A. Barron-Gafford, Ciaran J. Harman, Guo-Yue Niu, Laura K. Meredith, Nate Abramson, Antonio A. Meira Neto, Yadi Wang, John R. Adams, David D. Breshears, Aaron Bugaj, Jon Chorover, Alejandro Cueva, Stephen B. DeLong, Matej Durcik, Ty P. A. Ferre, Edward A. Hunt, Travis E. Huxman, Minseok Kim, Raina M. Maier, Russell K. Monson, Jon D. Pelletier, Michael Pohlmann, Craig Rasmussen, Joaquin Ruiz, Scott R. Saleska, Marcel G. Schaap, Michael Sibayan, Markus Tuller, Joost L. M. van Haren, Xubin Zeng and Peter A. Troch


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3. Ecosystem Development in the Constructed Catchment “Chicken Creek”

By Wolfgang Schaaf, Christoph Hinz, Werner Gerwin, Markus K. Zaplata and Reinhard F. Huettl


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4. Changes of Water Budget during Ecosystem Development in Post-Mining Sites at Various Spatiotemporal Scales: The Need for Controlled Systems

By Jan Frouz


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5. Water Cycle Process Research: Experiments and Observations

By Lihu Yang, Xianfang Song and Yunfeng Qiao


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6. Experimental Study on the Mechanisms of Soil Water-Solute- Heat Transport and Nutrient Loss Control

By Quanjiu Wang, Beibei Zhou, Lijun Su and Yuyang Shan


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7. Relation between Infiltration Rate, Cover Materials and Hydraulic Conductivity of Forest Soils in Japanese Cedar and Hiba Arborvitae Plantation Forests under Artificial Rainfall in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

By Yoshitaka Komatsu


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8. Field-Controlled Hydrological Experiments in Red Soil-Covered Areas (South China): A Review

By Sanyuan Jiang, Qiande Zhu and Seifeddine Jomaa


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9. Fluid Flow, Mass, and Heat Transport Laboratory Experiments in Artificially Fractured Rock

By Nicola Pastore


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10. Experimental Variant Slope Soil Tank for Measurements of Runoff and Soil Erosion

By Lihu Yang, Simin Qu, Yifan Wang and Xianfang Song


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11. Practice on the Watershed Hydrological Experimental System Reconciling Deterministic and Stochastic Subjects Based on the System Complexity: 1. Theoretical Study

By Wei-Zu Gu, Jiu-Fu Liu, Ai-Min Liao, Niu Wang, Jia-Ju Lu, Jin Lin, Hong-Wei Liu, Wen-Zhong Wang, Tao Ma, Zhao Cai, Min-Han Liao, Xue-Gang Li, Peng Zhuo and Na Yang


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12. Practices on the Watershed Hydrological Experimental System Reconciling Deterministic and Stochastic Subjects Based on the System Complexity: 2. Practice and Test

By Jiu-Fu Liu, Ai-Min Liao, Niu Wang, Jin Lin, Hong-Wei Liu, Wen- Zhong Wang, Tao Ma, Zhao Cai, Min-Han Liao, Xue-Gang Li, Peng Zhuo, Na Yang, Jia-Ju Lu and Wei-Zu Gu


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