Vulnerabilidade da região mediterrânica à hidrofobia dos solos

  1. Ceballos Barbancho, Antonio 1
  1. 1 Universidade de Coimbra

    Universidade de Coimbra

    Coímbra, Portugal



ISSN: 0872-8941 1647-7723

Ano de publicación: 2004

Número: 11

Páxinas: 45-55

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.14195/1647-7723_11_4 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

Outras publicacións en: Territorium


Water repellence or hydrophobicity is a hydrological process that is favoured by the Mediterranean characteristics of a large part of Iberian Peninsula: intra-annual rainfall distribution, water deficit during the summer, vegetation that produces hydrophobic substances, forest fires, etc. The conclusions of the last report edited by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Pane! on Climatic Change) suggest a probable increase in the frequency and intensity of hydrophobicity that will further worsen the present fragility of Mediterranean ecosystems in relation to degradation processes. This circumstance suggests the appropriateness of developing research projects aimed at evaluating the consequences of these processes.