Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 6485–6499, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-6485-2017

Special issue: Coupled terrestrial-aquatic approaches to watershed-scale...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 6485–6499, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-6485-2017

Research article 20 Dec 2017

Research article | 20 Dec 2017

Spatiotemporal response of the water cycle to land use conversions in a typical hilly–gully basin on the Loess Plateau, China

Linjing Qiu et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (09 Sep 2017) by Zhenyao Shen
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Nov 2017) by Zhenyao Shen
AR by Linjing Qiu on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Nov 2017) by Zhenyao Shen
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What are the effects of the Grain for Green project on the water balance in the Loess Plateau of China? Our modeling study indicated that surface runoff and water yield exhibited a decreasing trend with the expansion of woodland on the sloping land because of overland flow retention and intensification of ET, while these effects were at the expense of soil water reduction in the region. Thus, land use planning should consider all water balance components to promote watershed sustainability.