Forest evapotranspiration: measurements and modeling at multiple scales


Compared with traditional engineering hydrology, forest hydrology has a relatively long history of studying the effects of vegetation in regulating streamflow through evapotranspiration (Hewlett, 1982; Swank and Crossley, 1988; Andreassian, 2004; Brown et al., 2005; Amatya et al., 2011, 2015, 2016; Sun et al., 2011b; Vose et al., 2011). It is estimated that more than half of the solar energy absorbed by land surfaces is used to evaporate water (Trenberth et al., 2009).

  • Citation: Sun, G.; Domec, J-C.; Amatya, D.M. 2016. Forest evapotranspiration: measurements and modeling at multiple scales. In: Amatya et al. (eds.), Forest Hydrology: Processes, Management and Assessment. CABI Publishers, U.K. 32-50. 19 p.

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