Water, Volume 12, Issue 12 (December 2020) – 297 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): Effectively evaluating future urban expansion impacts (UEI) on surface runoff in alpine basins is full of challenges due to the lack of reliable methods. This study develops a new method by coupling the land use scenario dynamics-urban (LUSD-urban) model and soil conservation service–curve number (SCS-CN) model to estimate future UEI on surface runoff. Taking the Qinghaihu–Huangshui basin (QHB) in the Tibetan Plateau, China as an example, we find that our method could effectually evaluate future UEI on surface runoff. Therefore, we believe that the coupled model developed by this manuscript can be applied to evaluate future UEI on surface runoff and aids with sustainable urban development in alpine basins. View this paper
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