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The big picture of field hydrology studies in Brazil

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Melo, Davi C. D. [1, 2] ; Anache, Jamil A. A. [2] ; Almeida, Cristiano das N. [3] ; Coutinho, V, Jaqueline ; Ramos Filho, Geraldo M. [3] ; Rosalem, Livia M. P. [4] ; Pelinson, Natalia S. [4] ; Ferreira, Guilherme L. R. A. [4] ; Schwamback, Dimaghi [4] ; Calixto, Kalyl G. [4] ; Siqueira, Joao P. G. [4] ; Duarte-Carvajalino, Jean C. [4] ; Jhunior, Helio C. S. [4] ; Nobrega, Juliana D. [4] ; Morita, Alice K. M. [4] ; Leite, Camila M. C. [4] ; Guedes, Ana C. E. [4] ; Coelho, Victor Hugo R. [3, 5] ; Wendland, Edson [4]
Total Authors: 19
[1] Univ Fed Paraiba, Dept Soils & Rural Engn, Areia - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos Sch Engn, Sao Carlos - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Paraiba, Dept Civil & Environm Engn, Joao Pessoa, Paraiba - Brazil
[4] Coutinho, Jaqueline, V, Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos Sch Engn, Sao Carlos - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Paraiba, Dept Geosci, BR-58051900 Joao Pessoa, Paraiba - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

In-situ hydrological monitoring is essential for a proper decision-making process and modelling. Efforts have been made in Brazil to carry out field activities at the basin scale, but how complete and comprehensive are those studies? Where are they located? How long have they been carried out? What are the main findings? To answer these questions, an overview of experimental monitoring basins in Brazil is presented, listing their geographical locations, monitored variables, operational status, monitoring periods and main publications. We identified 60 monitored sites, spread across most Brazilian biomes, with an average monitoring period of 12 years. However, some publications from these monitoring studies are not fully accessible to the international community. Field hydrology activities in Brazil contribute to a better understanding of hydrological processes in humid and semi-arid regions and inform us about the impacts of land-use change on water quality and quantity. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/03806-1 - Water availability and quality threats in a Guarani Aquifer System outcrop zone
Grantee:Edson Cezar Wendland
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/23546-7 - Water availability under extreme events: droughts in the Paraná Basin region
Grantee:Davi de Carvalho Diniz Melo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate