Hydrologic environments and its role for terrestrial carbon dynamics
Hydrologic environments are of significant importance to transportation and deposition of terrestrial carbon in catchments or even at global scale. Hydrologic environment subjected to changes in topography, land cover, soil type, climate change etc. An accurate modelling of hydrologic process is a key to study the spatial and temporal variation of water resource and terrestrial carbon and also to improve the modelled terrestrial carbon from dynamic global vegetation models e.g. LPJGUESS model.
The presentation will explain four major work for the PhD thesis:
- Developing a better algorithm for surface drainage networks delineation at catchment level
- Exploring the spatial variation of the quality of drainage network delineation in terms of different environmental conditions within a catchment.
- Investigating the effects of catchment morphometric indicators on the spatial – temporal variation of dissolved organic carbon in subarctic catchment.
- Assessing if groundwater has large impact on plant growth and terrestrial carbon dynamics.