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Light Detection and Ranging for Implementing Water-Oriented Forest Management in a Semiarid Sub-Catchment (Valencia, Spain)

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Light Detection and Ranging for Implementing Water-Oriented Forest Management in a Semiarid Sub-Catchment (Valencia, Spain)

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dc.contributor.author Manrique Alba, Ángela es_ES
dc.contributor.author Campo García, Antonio Dámaso del es_ES
dc.contributor.author GONZÁLEZ-SANCHIS, MARÍA DEL CARMEN es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-14T07:19:02Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-14T07:19:02Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11
dc.identifier.issn 1863-0650
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/82809
dc.description.abstract [EN] Diminishing rainfall interception in semiarid forests may offset reductions of available water either for ecosystem or human needs under the climate change predictions. Forest managers should be aware of this issue and develop specific hydrology-oriented silvicultural treatments. In this sense, relating forest-water processes to detailed forest structure information, as provided by light detection and ranging (LiDAR), is essential. In this study, low-density LiDAR data are used to characterize forest structure and throughfall water. First, LiDAR was validated as an estimator of the forest structure variables (canopy cover, canopy height, and leaf area index) in a semiarid forest, with acceptable root mean square errors (6.2% cover, 0.4m(2)m(-2) LAI and 0.7m height). Secondly, the LiDAR-derived variables were related to the measured throughfall by means of simple and multiple regression models. The best model included canopy cover and stand height, and improved upon previous results based on field measures from r(2) = 0.76-0.95. Finally, the model was used to estimate the throughfall in the whole sub-catchment, where very low or low throughfall (<74%) was identified in 47.5% of the area. Low-density LiDAR was proved to be useful in guiding hydrology-oriented silviculture to increase the amount of throughfall water. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This study is a part of research projects: "CGL2011-28776-C02-02, HYDROSIL", "CGL2014-58127-C3-2, SILWAMED," funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and FEDER funds, and " Determination of hydrologic and forest recovery factors in Mediterranean forests and their social perception", supported by the Ministry of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs. The authors are grateful to M. Fabra for his early support on this work and to the Valencia Regional Government for allowing the use of the experimental forest of La Hunde. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Wiley es_ES
dc.relation Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación [CGL2011-28776-C02-02][CGL2014-58127-C3-2] es_ES
dc.relation Ministerio de Medio Ambiente Rural y Marino, Spain " Determination of hydrologic and forest recovery factors in Mediterranean forests and their social perception" es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Adaptive silviculture es_ES
dc.subject Green/Blue water es_ES
dc.subject Pinus halepensis es_ES
dc.subject Throughfall es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA HIDRAULICA es_ES
dc.subject.classification TECNOLOGIA DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE es_ES
dc.title Light Detection and Ranging for Implementing Water-Oriented Forest Management in a Semiarid Sub-Catchment (Valencia, Spain) es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/clen.201400871
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Producción Vegetal - Departament de Producció Vegetal es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto Universitario de Ingeniería del Agua y del Medio Ambiente - Institut Universitari d'Enginyeria de l'Aigua i Medi Ambient es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y del Medio Natural - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Agronòmica i del Medi Natural es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Manrique Alba, Á.; Campo García, ADD.; González-Sanchis, MDC. (2015). Light Detection and Ranging for Implementing Water-Oriented Forest Management in a Semiarid Sub-Catchment (Valencia, Spain). CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water. 43(11):1488-1494. doi:10.1002/clen.201400871 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://doi.org/10.1002/clen.201400871 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1488 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 1494 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 43 es_ES
dc.description.issue 11 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 307375 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 1863-0669


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