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The interception of fog and cloud water on windward Mauna Loa, Hawaii

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Title: The interception of fog and cloud water on windward Mauna Loa, Hawaii
Authors: Juvik, James O.
Perreira, Douglas J.
LC Subject Headings: Rain and rainfall--Hawaii--Hawaii Island.
Fog -- Hawaii -- Hawaii Island.
Mauna Loa (Hawaii Island, Hawaii)
Cloud physics.
Issue Date: Dec 1973
Publisher: Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S. International Biological Program
Citation: Juvik JO, Perreira DJ. 1973. The interception of fog and cloud water on windward Mauna Loa, Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): Island Ecosystems IRP, U.S. International Biological Program. International Biological Program Technical Report, 32. 11 pages.
Series/Report no.: International Biological Program Technical Report
Abstract: Fog drip is an important parameter in the water balance of montane forest ecosystems on Mauna Loa (summit elevation 4170 m). In the present study relative fog interception was sampled on the windward slope of Mauna Loa, along an altitudinal transect from 600 to 3400 m. Stations were instrumented with louvered aluminum screen fog interceptors, paired to standard rain gages. The analysis of weekly rain and fog data over an 11 month period exposed the substantial contribution of fog in the mid-mountain belt between 1500 and 2500 m, particularly during the summer months with low direct rainfall. A set of simple regression equations were derived to predict fog interception as a function of rainfall and elevation.
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Sponsor: This research was supported in part by a grant from the Office of Water Resources Research, U. S. Department of Interior to Hilo College, University of Hawaii.
Pages/Duration: 11 pages
Rights: CC0 1.0 Universal
Appears in Collections:International Biological Program Technical Reports (1970-1975)

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