If rain falls on trees, and nobody measures it below them, how much really fell to the ground? - Insights into Canopy Interception of Rainfall from a well-instrumented but water-limited Ecosystem

Ashvath Kunadi

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

84 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Rain may be prevented from participating in downstream processes when it is intercepted by tree canopies. The objective of the thesis was to better constrain this 'lost' water. This was done by developing : 1) a calibration technique for 3 coupled canopy interception and bare soil evaporation models, and comparing their ability to recreate water loss from the ecosystem; 2) a theory to account for changes in a canopies ability to transport water vapour away from it, and testing it for 6 sites across the world; 3) the concept of pour points and their role in throughfall within the banksia woodland.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Thompson, Sally, Supervisor
  • Elchalakani, Mohamed, Supervisor
  • Silberstein, Richard, Supervisor
  • Callow, Nik, Supervisor
  • Leopold, Matthias, Supervisor
Award date16 Jan 2024
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2024

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'If rain falls on trees, and nobody measures it below them, how much really fell to the ground? - Insights into Canopy Interception of Rainfall from a well-instrumented but water-limited Ecosystem'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this