The changing rainfall-runoff dynamics and sediment response of small mountainous rivers in Taiwan under a warming climate

Shuh Ji Kao, J. C. Huang, T. Y. Lee, C. C. Liu, D. E. Walling

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Abstract

A warming climate increases tropical cyclone intensity, causing more intense rainfall. This creates problems for soil and water conservation and management, particularly for countries in the western tropical-subtropical Pacific region, where cyclones (typhoons) frequently occur. Taiwan is located on a typhoon track and frequently suffers from devastating floods and landslides generated by typhoons. Here we present qualitative and quantitative evidence from Taiwan for the changing characteristics of rainfall-runoff patterns and the associated geomorphic response under a changing climate. We speculate regarding the impact of global warming on the hydrological cycle and associated processes and the threats posed to the inhabitants of the mountainous island of Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSediment Problems and Sediment Management in Asian River Basins
Pages114-129
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
EventWorkshop on Sediment Problems and Sediment Management in Asian River Basins - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 2009 Sep 72009 Sep 11

Publication series

NameIAHS-AISH Publication
Volume349
ISSN (Print)0144-7815

Other

OtherWorkshop on Sediment Problems and Sediment Management in Asian River Basins
CountryIndia
CityHyderabad
Period09-09-0709-09-11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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