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Rainfall interception by annual grass and chaparral . . . losses comparedAuthor(s): Edward S. Corbett; Robert P. Crouse
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-48. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 12 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionLoss of precipitation due to interception by annual grass and grass litter was measured during three rainy seasons on the San Dimas Experimental Forest, in southern California. Interception loss from annual grass averaged 7.9 percent; that from mature chaparral cover, 12.8 percent. If chaparral stands were converted to grass, an estimated 1.3 inches of gross interception could be saved each year.
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CitationCorbett, Edward S.; Crouse, Robert P. 1968. Rainfall interception by annual grass and chaparral . . . losses compared. Res. Paper PSW-RP-48. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 12 p
Keywordsprecipitation interception, evapotranspiration, water yield, brush removal (-hydrology), plant water relations
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