Increasing annual runoff-broadleaf or coniferous forests?

Hikaru Komatsu, Tomonori Kume, Kyoichi Otsuki

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According to widely held belief, annual evapotranspiration (ET) for broadleaf forests is less than that for coniferous forests, resulting in higher annual runoff for broadleaf forests. We processed 82 catchment runoff and 126 interception loss data from temperate regions and found that although the belief is valid under conditions of broadleaf deciduous forests and high winter precipitation (e.g. the United States), it is invalid under conditions of broadleaf evergreen forests (e.g. New Zealand) or low winter precipitation (e.g. Japan). Thus, forest management policies based on this belief should be reconsidered on the basis of our results for regions with broadleaf evergreen forests or low winter precipitation.

元の言語英語
ページ(範囲)302-318
ページ数17
ジャーナルHydrological Processes
25
発行部数2
DOI
出版物ステータス出版済み - 1 15 2011

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology

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