Analysing decadal land-cover change as a possible flood-inducing effect in the upper Tisza river basin in Eastern Europe

Rita Pongracz, Judit Bartholy, Zsuzsanna Dezsö, Zoltán Barcza, Istvén Bogárdi

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The impact of land-cover change on the flood-inducing effect in the upper Tisza river basin in eastern Europe was analyzed. It was observed that the forest area decreased by 3-4% on average in the watershed of the Upper-Tisza river outside Hungary. In the eastern/southeastern subcatchments forest area decreased during the last decade by about 10% of the total area. The results suggest that forest area decreased considerably on three eastern/southeastern subcatchments by 900 km 2, 340 km 2, and 225 km 2 on the Romanian Upper-Tisza, the Ukranian Upper-Tisza, and the Ukranian Borsova subcatchments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3437-3442
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2004
EventCombined Preprints: 84th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA., United States
Duration: Jan 11 2004Jan 15 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

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