factors affecting interception loss

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  • factors affection interception loss
    • type of tree
      • deciduous
        • loose their leaves in the winter, also go floppy when wet so water drips off
        • lower interception loss
      • coniferous
        • keep their leaves/ needles all year, have waxy coating so water can be held
        • higher interception loss
    • amount/ intensity of precipitation
      • less interception loss
      • more throughfall and stemflow
    • temperature
    • wind
      • more wind
        • more interception loss
        • more evaporation
    • humidity
      • higher humidity
        • less evaporation
          • less interception loss


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