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Sampling throughfall and stemflow in young loblolly pine plantationsAuthor(s): S.J. Zarnoch; D.A. Abrahamson; P.M. Dougherty
Source: Res. Pap. SRS-27. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 6 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionThroughfall and stemflow estimates were obtained on a rain-event basis for small (0.09-hectare) plots established in a young loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantation in North Carolina. The plots were exposed to specific fertilization and irrigation treatments, which resulted in a wide range of basal areas and leaf area indices. Coefficients of variation were also determined, which revealed a negative exponential relationship with rain-event magnitude. Throughfall was substantially less variable than stemflow. Recommended sample-size curves were developed for throughfall and stemflow to achieve 5 percent accuracy at the 0.80, 0.90, and 0.95 probability levels.
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CitationZarnoch, S.J.; Abrahamson, D.A.; Dougherty, P.M. 2002. Sampling throughfall and stemflow in young loblolly pine plantations. Res. Pap. SRS-27. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 6 p.
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