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Research Paper

Title: Rainfall interception by annual grass and chaparral . . . losses compared

Author: Corbett, Edward S.; Crouse, Robert P.

Date: 1968

Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-48. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 12 p

Station ID: RP-PSW-048

Description: Loss of precipitation due to interception by annual grass and grass litter was measured during three rainy seasons on the San Dimas Experimental Forest, in southern California. Interception loss from annual grass averaged 7.9 percent; that from mature chaparral cover, 12.8 percent. If chaparral stands were converted to grass, an estimated 1.3 inches of gross interception could be saved each year.

Key Words: precipitation interception, evapotranspiration, water yield, brush removal (-hydrology), plant water relations

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Corbett, Edward S.; Crouse, Robert P.  1968.  Rainfall interception by annual grass and chaparral . . . losses compared  Res. Paper PSW-RP-48. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 12 p.

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