Landscape structure and use , climate , and water movement in the Mekong River basin

  title={Landscape structure and use , climate , and water movement in the Mekong River basin},
  author={Mariza C. Costa-Cabral and Jeffrey E. Richey and Gopi Goteti and Dennis P. Lettenmaier and Christoph Feldk{\"o}tter and Anond Snidvongs},
In this article the relative roles of precipitation and soil moisture in influencing runoff variability in the Mekong River basin are addressed. The factors controlling runoff generation are analysed in a calibrated macro-scale hydrologic model, and it is demonstrated that, in addition to rainfall, simulated soil moisture plays a decisive role in establishing the timing and amount of generated runoff. Soil moisture is a variable with a long memory for antecedent hydrologic fluxes that is… CONTINUE READING
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