Riparian ecohydrology: Regulation of water flux from the ground to the atmosphere in the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico

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dc.contributor.author Cleverly, James en_US
dc.contributor.author Dahm, Clifford en_US
dc.contributor.author Thibault, James en_US
dc.contributor.author Mcdonnell, Dianne en_US
dc.contributor.author Coonrod, Julie en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:43:38Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:43:38Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2008008747 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cleverly James et al. 2006, 'Riparian ecohydrology: Regulation of water flux from the ground to the atmosphere in the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico', Wiley Interscience, vol. 20, no. 15, pp. 3207-3225. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0885-6087 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8504
dc.description.abstract During the previous decade, the south-western United States has faced declining water resources and escalating forest fires due to long-term regional drought. Competing demands for water resources require a careful accounting of the basin water budget. Water lost to the atmosphere through riparian evapotranspiration (ET) is believed to rank in the top third of water budget depletions. To better manage depletions in a large river system, patterns of riparian ET must be better understood. This paper provides a general overview of the ecological, hydrological, and atmospheric issues surrounding riparian ET in the Middle Rio Grande (MRG) of New Mexico. Long-term measurements of ET, water table depth, and micro-meteorological conditions have been made at sites dominated by native cottonwood (Populus deltoides) forests and non-native saltcedar (Tamarix chinensis) thickets along the MRG. Over periods longer than one week, groundwater and leaf area index (LAI) dynamics relate well with ET rates. Evapotranspiration from P. deltoides forests was unaffected by annual drought conditions in much of the MRG where the water table is maintained within 3 m of the surface. Evapotranspiration from a dense Tamarix chinensis thicket did not decline with increasing groundwater depth; instead, ET increased by 50%, from 6 mm/day to 9 mm/day, as the water table receded at nearly 7 cm/day. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Wiley Interscience en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.6328 en_US
dc.rights The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com en_US
dc.title Riparian ecohydrology: Regulation of water flux from the ground to the atmosphere in the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico en_US
dc.parent Hydrological Processes en_US
dc.journal.volume 20 en_US
dc.journal.number 15 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 3207 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 3225 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Plant Functional Biology & Climate Change en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 050200 en_US
dc.personcode 108525 en_US
dc.personcode 0000054063 en_US
dc.personcode 0000054064 en_US
dc.personcode 0000054067 en_US
dc.personcode 0000054066 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Science and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords eddy covariance ? depth to groundwater ? phreatophytes ? Rio Grande cottonwood ? saltcedar ? Russian olive ? transpiration ? evapotranspiration ? leaf area index ? micrometeorology ? floodplain en_US
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