The measurement and modelling of rainfall interception by Amazonian rain forest

C. R. Lloyd, J. H.C. Gash, W. J. Shuttleworth, A. de

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Abstract

Measurements of the evaporation of rainfall intercepted by Amazonian rain forest were compared with estimates made by two models, the Rutter model and Gash's analytical model, applied to meteorological measurements made with automatic weather stations mounted above the forest. Neither of the model estimates of interception loss was significantly different from measured interception loss, which amounted to 8.9% of the measured rainfall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-294
Number of pages18
JournalAgricultural and Forest Meteorology
Volume43
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Atmospheric Science

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