Ponderosa pine forests are a dominant land cover type in semiarid montane areas. Water supplies in major rivers of the southwestern United States depend on ponderosa pine forests since these ecosystems: (1) receive a significant amount of rainfall and snowfall, (2) intercept precipitation and transpire water, and (3) indirectly influence runoff by impacting the infiltration rate. However, the hydrologic patterns in these ecosystems with strong seasonality are poorly understood.
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- Hydrologic sciences
- Environmental sciences
- distributed hydrologic model
- hillslope hydrology
- North American monsoon (NAM)
- runoff generation
- Soil moisture
- Slopes (Soil mechanics)
- Ecohydrology--Mathematical models.
- Forest hydrology--Mathematical models.
- Forest hydrology
- Colluvium--Mathematical models.
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Field of study: Geological sciences