Estimating fog deposition at a Puerto Rican elfin cloud forest site: comparison of the water budget and eddy covariance methods.

F. Holwerda, R. Burkard, W. Eugster, F.N. Scatena, A.G.C.A. Meesters, L.A. Bruijnzeel

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    Abstract

    The deposition of fog to a wind-exposed 3 m tall Puerto Rican cloud forest at 1010 m elevation was studied using the water budget and eddy covariance methods. Fog deposition was calculated from the water budget as throughfall plus stemflow plus interception loss minus rainfall corrected for wind-induced loss and effect of slope. The eddy covariance method was used to calculate the turbulent liquid cloud water flux from instantaneous turbulent deviations of the surface-normal wind component and cloud liquid water content as measured at 4 m above the forest canopy. Fog deposition rates according to the water budget under rain-free conditions (0.11 ± 0.05 mm h
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2669-2692
    JournalHydrological Processes
    Volume20
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Bibliographical note

    DOI: 10.1002/hyp.6065

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