Precipitation Partitioning by Vegetation
Presented for European Geosciences Union Conference
Briefly, we aim to discuss topics and questions raised by the recent book published under this presentation's title. The book presents research on precipitation partitioning processes in vegetated ecosystems, putting them into a global context. It describes the processes by which meteoric water comes into contact with the vegetation's canopy, typically the first surface contact of precipitation on land. It also discusses how precipitation partitioning by vegetation impacts the amount, patterning, and chemistry of water reaching the surface, as well as the amount and timing of evaporative return to the atmosphere. Although this process has been extensively studied, this is the first review of the global literature on the partitioning of precipitation by forests, shrubs, crops, grasslands and other less-studies plant types
European Geosciences Union Conference
Van Stan, John T. II.
"Precipitation Partitioning by Vegetation."
Geology and Geography Faculty Presentations.