Dry stream microbacy Water Balance in Caratinga, Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v8i12.1898

Keywords:

Watershed basin; Water balance; Caratinga.

Abstract

With the purpose of evaluating the water balance of the dryland microculture in the municipality of Caratinga, MG, hydrological calculations are performed using the Thornthwaite - Mather method. This research is quantitative in nature and is specifically a case study. The result of the water balance has shown that the greatest months of evapotranspiration, decay, over 100 mm, took place in the months of January, August, September, October and December. Between the months of March and November occurred the largest water deficit characterizing the dry season, however the highest rainfall occurred between the months of December and February, featuring a rainy season, but humid, demonstrating that the studied area presents the well-differentiated parks and defined.

Author Biography

José Augusto Costa Gonçalves, Universidade Federal de Itajubá

Associate Professor at UNIFEI, Itabira Campus, teaching subjects in the Undergraduate Environmental Engineering course. Graduated in Geology from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, masters and doctorate in Environmental Geology from the Federal University of Ouro Preto. He was an effective professor of the geology course at the Federal University of Espírito Santo. He is also a member of the Brazilian Association of Groundwater, and the Brazilian Association of Water Resources. Guides students of IC and Master. Coordinated research and cooperation projects funded by national agencies. Has experience in Geoscience and Environmental Engineering, focusing on Water Resources and Environmental Geology, acting on the following subjects: hydrogeology, environmental geotechnics and investigation of contaminated areas. Coordinator by UNIFEI of the Professional Master in Water Resources Management (ProfÁgua). Member of the Technical Chamber of Transboundary Water Resources Management of the National Water Resources Council (CNRH).

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Published

07/11/2019

How to Cite

SILVA, J. G. da; FEITOZA, V. S.; GONÇALVES, J. A. C. Dry stream microbacy Water Balance in Caratinga, Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 8, n. 12, p. e518121898, 2019. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v8i12.1898. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/1898. Acesso em: 24 may. 2022.

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Exact and Earth Sciences