Kang-Tsung Chang

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Snow courses that measure snow water equivalent (SWE) are clustered and limited in areal coverage in Idaho. This study used a cell-based geographic information system and multiple regression models to construct SWE surfaces from the snow course data by month (January to May) and by watershed. SWE was the dependent variable and location and topographic(More)
Digital elevation models (DEMs) vary in resolution and accuracy by the production method. DEMs with different resolutions and accuracies can generate varied topographic and hydrological features, which can in turn affect predictions by soil erosion models, such as the WEPP (Water Erosion Prediction Project) model. This study investigates the effects of DEMs(More)
This article analyzes spatial and temporal changes of aquaculture land use in Yunlin County, Taiwan, and discusses the driving forces for these changes. Digital land-use maps and satellite imagery for 1982, 1988, 1994, and 2002 were used to extract aquaculture areas. A geographic information system was used to derive changes in aquaculture areas and to(More)
Driven by rising income and urban population growth, China has experienced rapid urban expansion since the 1980s. Urbanization can have positive effects on the urban environment; however, improvement of urban environment quality, especially its divergence between relatively developed and undeveloped cities in China, is currently a rather rudimentary and(More)
Fallowing with green fertilizer can benefit agricultural ecosystem services (AES). Farmers in Taiwan do not implement fallow practices and plant green fertilizer because the current subsidy level (46,000 NT$ per ha) is too low to manage fallowing. This paper defines the objective of government agriculture policy or the farmer’s objective as maximization of(More)
75 TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS have used traffic demand models over the past three decades to forecast travel demand for long-term planning activities. 1,2 A traffic demand model is based on a transportation network and traffic analysis zones (TAZs). TAZs are geographic units that channel traffic into the transportation network through cen-troids and centroid(More)
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