Rainfall interception and the coupled surface water and energy balance
Van Dijk, Albert; Gash, John H.; van Gorsel, Eva; Blanken, Peter D.; Cescatti, Alessandro; Emmel, Carmen; Gielen, Bert; Harman, I.; Kiely, Gerard; Merbold, Lutz; Montagnani, Leonardo; Moors, Eddy; Sottocornola, Matteo; Varlagin, Andrej; Williams, Christopher A.; Wohlfahrt, Georg
Evaporation from wet canopies (. E) can return up to half of incident rainfall back into the atmosphere and is a major cause of the difference in water use between forests and short vegetation. Canopy water budget measurements often suggest values of E during rainfall that are several times greater than those predicted from Penman-Monteith theory. Our literature review identified potential issues with both estimation approaches, producing several hypotheses that were tested using...[Show more]
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