WIT Press

A Sustainable Land Use Information System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970601

Volume

22

Pages

16

Published

1997

Size

1,706 kb

Author(s)

R.K. Munro, W.F. Lyons, M.S. Wood, Y. Shao & L.M. Leslie

Abstract

Soil moisture plays a major role in atmospheric and hydrological processes, since it influences the partitioning of both surface available energy into sensible and latent heat fluxes, and of precipitation into evapotranspiration and runoff. Soil moisture is also an important parameter for ecological processes, for instance, the availability of soil water directly affects plant growth. For studies of plant growth and land use sustainability, there is an increasing demand for detailed predictions of soil moisture over larg

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