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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (USA) 2015

Differential Fluvial Response of the Abiotic Atacama Desert to a Rare Rainstorm Event

Atacama Desert

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

Titre : Differential Fluvial Response of the Abiotic Atacama Desert to a Rare Rainstorm Event

Organismes NSF : Division Of Earth Sciences (EAR)

Durée : July 15, 2015 — June 30, 2016

Description
Extreme rainfall events are significant shapers of landscapes in arid regions. However, the processes of flood generation and the relative importance of various landscape components in producing and conducting the water flow is relatively unknown. This RAPID project provides a rare opportunity to use previously-collected data together with new observations and remote-sensing information to examine the response of different types of arid landscape features to sudden, heavy rainfall. Knowledge of landscape response to these extreme events will aid in planning for communities in these regions, since flash flooding is a common result and the source of the water is often unpredictable. The project involves collaboration with Chilean scientists. The results will go beyond the immediate are of the Atacama Desert that is the site of the investigation and encompasses the semi-arid regions of the US and other parts of the world.

Partenaires : Ronald Amundson earthy berkeley.edu (Principal Investigator)

Financement : $20,948.00

Présentation (National Science Foundation)

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