Wet canopy evaporation from a Puerto Rican lower montane rain forest: the importance of realistically estimated aerodynamic conductance

F. Holwerda, L.A. Bruijnzeel, F.N. Scatera, H.F. Vugts, A.G.C.A. Meesters

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Abstract

Rainfall interception (I) was measured in 20m tall Puerto Rican tropical forest with complex topography for a 1-year period using totalizing throughfall (TF) and stemflow (SF) gauges that were measured every 2-3days. Measured values were then compared to evaporation under saturated canopy conditions (E) determined with the Penman-Monteith (P-M) equation, using (i) measured (eddy covariance) and (ii) calculated (as a function of forest height and wind speed) values for the aerodynamic conductance to momentum flux (g
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Hydrology
Volume414-415
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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