- Stars (0)
Last Updated: 23-03-2016 17:50
Guevara-Escobar, A., Gonzalez-Sosa, E., Veliz-Chavez, C., Ventura-Ramos, E., Ramos-Salinas, M. 2007. Rainfall interception and distribution patterns of gross precipitation around an isolated Ficus benjamina tree in an urban area. Journal of Hydrology. Elsevier, New York, NY. Volume 333, Issue 2-4. Pages 532-541
urban, Forest Cover, Trees, Rainfall
This work evaluated rainfall interception and distribution patterns of gross precipitation around the canopy of a single evergreen tree Ficus benjamina (L.) in Queretaro City, Mexico. Nineteen individual storms occurring from July to October, 2005, were analyzed. The study showed a screen effect of the tree crown on gross precipitation. The authors found that if this is not accounted for in study designs, it will lead to underestimations of interception losses.