كريم عبد النبي الزبيدي ( مدرس )
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Assessment of Wetland Restoration and Climate Change Impacts on Water Balance Components of the Heeia Coastal Wetland in Hawaii
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زراعة التخصص العام:
Kariem A. Ghazal اسم الناشر:
Olkeba Tolessa Leta , Aly I. El-Kadi, and Henrietta Dulai اسماء المساعدين:
Hydrology 2019, 6, 37; doi:10.3390/hydrology6020037 الجهة الناشرة:
MDPI Postfach, CH - 4020 Basel, Switzerland Office: St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland Tel. +41 61 683 77 34 Fax: +41 61 302 89 18 E-mail: [email protected]  
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Abstract: Hydrological modeling is an important tool that can be used to assess water resources’ availability and sustainability that are necessary for food security and ecological health of coastal regions. In this study, we assessed the impacts of land use and climate changes on water balance components (WBCs) of the Heeia coastal wetland. We developed a Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model to capture the unique characteristics of the Hawaiian Islands, including its volcanic soil’s nature and high initial infiltration rates. We used the sequential uncertainty fitting algorithm to assess the sensitivity and uncertainty of WBCs under different climate change scenarios. Results of the statistical analysis of daily streamflow simulations showed that the model performance was within the generally acceptable criteria. Under future climate scenarios, rainfall change was the determinant factor most negatively impacting WBCs. Recharge and baseflow components had the highest sensitivity to the combined effects of land use and climate changes, especially during dry season. The uncertainty analysis indicated that the streamflow is projected to slightly increase by the middle of 21st century, but expected to decline by 40% during the late 21st century of Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) 8.5.