Skip to Main Content
Evaporative loss from soil, native vegetation, and snow as affected by hexadecanolAuthor(s): Henry W. Anderson; Allan J. West; Robert R. Ziemer; Franklin R. Adams
Source: International Association of Scientific Hydrology, Committee for Evaporation, Publication No. 62. p. 7-12.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (37 KB)
DescriptionAbstract - Only in a bulldozed brush field and with heavy applications of hexadecanol under snow did significant reductions in evapotranspiration occur with application of hexadecanol to natural stands. Marked reductions in evaporation from snow occurred when hexadecanol emulsion was applied to the snow surface. More than two-thirds of the precipitation in the United States is used by forest, browse, and non-economic vegetation areas (Wolman 1963). If transpiration or evaporation in these areas could be suppressed, important savings of water for other uses might be effected. One way of suppressing this water use might be by applying a chemical suppressant such as hexadecanol (Olsen et al. 1961, Roberts 1961, Woolley 1962). This paper reports results of a study of the effects of hexadecanol on summer soil moisture losses and winter snow surface evaporation loss at high elevation sites in the central Sierra Nevada.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationAnderson, Henry W.; West, Allan J.; Ziemer, Robert R.; Adams, Franklin R. 1963. Evaporative loss from soil, native vegetation, and snow as affected by hexadecanol. International Association of Scientific Hydrology, Committee for Evaporation, Publication No. 62. p. 7-12.
KeywordsPSW4351, evaporation, hexadecanol, precipitation, soil
- Evaporation from a sphagnum moss surface
- Rates, timing, and mechanisms of rainfall interception loss in a coastal redwood forest
- An observational and modeling study of impacts of bark beetle-caused tree mortality on surface energy and hydrological cycles
XML: View XML