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dc.contributor.authorElkins, Duncan C
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T23:13:04Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T23:13:04Z
dc.date.issued2005-05
dc.identifier.otherelkins_duncan_c_200505_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/elkins_duncan_c_200505_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/22352
dc.description.abstractPopulation growth and demographic trends are driving changes in land use in the Coastal Plain of Georgia, USA. I calibrated a watershed model of the Satilla River watershed using the Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) and land cover data for 1974, 198, and 1998 developed by the Georgia Land Use Trends project (GLUT). I then used this model to assess the effects of observed land use change in the period between 1974 and 1998 and constructed land use scenarios to investigate the possible effects of several past and future land use scenarios. Simulation results indicate that current surface water yields may be 25% more than would be present under a pre-development land cover and that foreseeable development may further alter the balance surface to groundwater flows for this watershed.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectGIS
dc.subjectSoil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT)
dc.subjectSatilla River
dc.subjectHydrologic Model
dc.subjectLand Use Change
dc.titleModeling the effects of past and future land use change in the Satilla River watershed
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentEcology
dc.description.majorEcology
dc.description.advisorElizabeth Kramer
dc.description.committeeElizabeth Kramer
dc.description.committeeMerryl Alber
dc.description.committeeC. Ronald Carroll


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