Dependence of rainfall interception on drop size: 2. Experimental determination of the wetting functions and two-layer stochastic model parameters for five tropical tree species

Dependence of rainfall interception on drop size: 2. Experimental determination of the wetting... Studies using a rainfall simulator were carried out to test the stochastic hypothesis embedded in the original formulation of the stochastic interception model and to determine the vegetation-dependent stochastic model parameters. These studies showed that for all the species investigated: (a) the rate of wetting was greatest for small volume drops—this is in agreement with the stochastic wetting hypothesis; (b) the maximum canopy storage that was achieved is not, as is conventionally assumed, constant, but is dependent on drop size. The reduction in maximum canopy storage with increasing drop size is attributed to a dependence on drop kinetic energy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Hydrology Elsevier

Dependence of rainfall interception on drop size: 2. Experimental determination of the wetting functions and two-layer stochastic model parameters for five tropical tree species

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0022-1694
eISSN
1879-2707
D.O.I.
10.1016/0022-1694(95)02999-0
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Abstract

Studies using a rainfall simulator were carried out to test the stochastic hypothesis embedded in the original formulation of the stochastic interception model and to determine the vegetation-dependent stochastic model parameters. These studies showed that for all the species investigated: (a) the rate of wetting was greatest for small volume drops—this is in agreement with the stochastic wetting hypothesis; (b) the maximum canopy storage that was achieved is not, as is conventionally assumed, constant, but is dependent on drop size. The reduction in maximum canopy storage with increasing drop size is attributed to a dependence on drop kinetic energy.

Journal

Journal of HydrologyElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 1996

References

  • Dependence of rainfall interception on drop size: 1. Development of the two-layer stochastic model
    Calder, I.R.

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