In this Section: Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Group Activity 1 Group Presentations 1 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Group Activity 2 Group Presentations 2 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Group Activity 3 Group Presentations 3 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21
Tropical Forest Hydrology
- Tropical versus Temperate climate and ecosystem conditions
- Definition of leaf area index (LAI)
- Interception processes
- Stemflow processes
- Canopy classification based on thoughfall regime
- Role of disturbance
- Chapter 6: Plants and Water in Forests and Woodlands (p. 202-225)
- Scatena, F. N. 1995. Relative scales of time and effectiveness of watershed processes in a tropical montane rain forest of Puerto Rica. In: Costa, J. E., Miller, A. J., Potter, K. W., and Wilcock, P. R. Natural and anthropogenic influences in fluvial geomorphology. American Geophysical Union, Geophysical Monograph 89, p. 103-111.
Related web links:
- Luquillo Experimental Forest LTER
- Erosion management in a Tropical Forest, Panama
- Leaf Area Index sites
- Normalized Difference Vegetation Index sites
Video Podcast: Tropical Forest Hydrology, part 1
This 40-minute presentation introduces a climatic zonation of Earth and works through two case studies of T, I, and F in a tropical forest at the scale of an individual tree.
- 640 x 480 (480p) format that balances speed and quality. (615 MB file)
- 1920 x 1280 (HD) format that provides larges size and best quality. (3.5 GB file)
CCM3 T170 Cloud and Precipitation Simulation
This 3.5-minute video shows a cloud and precipitation simulation of the Earth's coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Land system. You can find more information about this video and higher resolution versions at this web link.
Video Podcast: Topical Forest Hydrology, part 2
This 21-minute presentation shows a set of studies of tropical T from tree to regional scales. introduce the concept of “disturbance”. and presents the otion of magnitudes and frequencies of geomorphic, hydrological, and biological tropical disturbances.
- 640 x 480 (480p) format that balances speed and quality. (284 MB file)
- 1920 x 1280 (HD) format that provides larges size and best quality. (1.6 GB file)