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The interception of rain and snow by a forest of young ponderosa-pineAuthor(s): W. M. Johnson
Source: Transactions, American Geophysical Union. 23: 566-570.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe interception of rain and snow in the forest-canopy is a factor of sufficient magnitude to require its measurement in any complete study of the hydrology of forested watersheds. In experiments set up to measure the relations of watershed-runoff and infiltration to precipitation it is particularly essential to measure net rainfall reaching soil under the forest-canopy, rather than total precipitation, in order to estimate adequately the amounts of water available for runoff.
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CitationJohnson, W. M. 1942. The interception of rain and snow by a forest of young ponderosa-pine. Transactions, American Geophysical Union. 23: 566-570.
Keywordsrain, snow, precipitation, hydrology, watershed runoff, forest canopy
- Modeling precipitation-runoff relationships to determine water yield from a ponderosa pine forest watershed
- Ponderosa pine ecosystems
- Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws.)
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