Landscape Dynamics, Soils and Hydrological Processes in Varied Climates

  • Assefa M. Melesse
  • Wossenu Abtew

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Assefa M. Melesse, Wossenu Abtew
    Pages 1-5
  3. Landscape and Land Cover Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Mulatie Mekonnen, Tsegaye Sewunet, Mulu Gebeyehu, Bayleyegn Azene, Assefa M. Melesse
      Pages 9-29
    3. Wossenu Abtew, Assefa M. Melesse
      Pages 31-50
    4. Gebiaw T. Ayele, Solomon S. Demessie, Kassa T. Mengistu, Seifu A. Tilahun, Assefa M. Melesse
      Pages 51-72
    5. Rahel S. Asres, Seifu A. Tilahun, Gebiaw T. Ayele, Assefa M. Melesse
      Pages 73-91
    6. Shimelis B. Gebere, Tena Alamirew, Broder J. Merkel, Assefa M. Melesse
      Pages 93-110
  4. Rainfall-Runoff Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Mulatu L. Berihun, Assefa M. Melesse, Birhanu Zemadim
      Pages 141-161
    3. Belete Berhanu, Yilma Seleshi, Melkamu Amare, Assefa M. Melesse
      Pages 207-223
    4. Iqbal Hossain, Monzur Alam Imteaz
      Pages 225-257
  5. Floods and Hydrological Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Temesgen Enku, Assefa M. Melesse, Essayas K. Ayana, Seifu A. Tilahun, Gete Zeleke, Tammo S. Steenhuis
      Pages 261-277
    3. Mohamed Saber, Emad Habib
      Pages 317-339
    4. Mengistu A. Jemberie, Adane A. Awass, Assefa M. Melesse, Gebiaw T. Ayele, Solomon S. Demissie
      Pages 341-363
  6. Groundwater Flow and Aquifer Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Shimelis Behailu Dessu, Abdulkarim Hussein Seid, Anteneh Z. Abiy, Assefa M Melesse
      Pages 367-384
    3. Anteneh Z. Abiy, Assefa M. Melesse, Yewendwesen Mengistu Behabtu, Birlew Abebe
      Pages 435-461
    4. Anteneh Z. Abiy, Solomon S. Demissie, Charlotte MacAlister, Shimelis B. Dessu, Assefa M. Melesse
      Pages 463-481
  7. Sediment Dynamics and Soil Management

  8. Climate Change Impact on Sediment and Water Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 585-585
    2. Alemayehu A. Shawul, Tena Alamirew, Assefa M. Melesse, Sumedha Chakma
      Pages 587-613
    3. Anwar A. Adem, Seifu A. Tilahun, Essayas K. Ayana, Abeyou W. Worqlul, Tewodros T. Assefa, Shimelis B. Dessu et al.
      Pages 615-644
    4. Anwar A. Adem, Seifu A. Tilahun, Essayas K. Ayana, Abeyou W. Worqlul, Tewodros T. Assefa, Shimelis B. Dessu et al.
      Pages 645-673
    5. Orville P. Grey, Dale F. G. Webber, Shimelis Setegn, Assefa M. Melesse
      Pages 703-723
  9. Water and Watershed Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 725-725
    2. Degarege Fentie Densaw, Essayas K. Ayana, Temesgen Enku
      Pages 727-740
    3. Ayalkibet M. Seka, Adane A. Awass, Assefa M. Melesse, Gebiaw T. Ayele, Solomon S. Demissie
      Pages 763-787
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 835-839

About this book


The book presents the processes governing the dynamics of landscapes, soils and sediments, water and energy under different climatic regions using studies conducted in varied climatic zones including arid, semi-arid, humid and wet regions. The spatiaotemporal availability of the processes and fluxes and their linkage to the environment, land, soil and water management are presented at various scales. Spatial scales including laboratory, field, watershed, river basin and regions are represented. The effect of tillage operations and land management on soil physical characteristics and soil moisture is discussed.
The book has 35 chapters in seven sections: 1) Landscape and Land Cover Dynamics, 2) Rainfall-Runoff Processes, 3) Floods and Hydrological Processes 4) Groundwater flow and Aquifier Management, 5) Sediment Dynamics and Soil Management, 6) Climate change impact on vegetation, sediment and water dynamics, and 7) Water and Watershed Management.


Hydrological Processes Landscape and Land Dynamics Modelling Soil and Sediment Tillage and Land Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Assefa M. Melesse
    • 1
  • Wossenu Abtew
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Earth & EnvironmentFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  2. 2.South Florida Water Management DistrictWest Palm BeachUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18786-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18787-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-315X
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-3168
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