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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1421-1438, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1421-2017
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09 Mar 2017
Comparisons of stemflow and its bio-/abiotic influential factors between two xerophytic shrub species
Chuan Yuan et al.

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We computed stemflow yield and efficiency, and analyzed the influential mechanism at smaller scales of leaf and raindrop. We found that precipitation was the most influential meteorological feature on stemflow. The smaller threshold precipitation to start stemflow and the more beneficial leaf traits might partly explain the larger and more efficient stemflow production. At defoliated period, the newly exposed stems replaced leaves to intercept raindrops and might really matter in stemflow yield.
We computed stemflow yield and efficiency, and analyzed the influential mechanism at smaller...
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