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Canopy Rainfall Intercepted by Nineteen Tree Species Grown on a Phytocapped Landfill.pdf (1.2 MB)

Canopy rainfall intercepted by nineteen tree species grown on a phytocapped landfill

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posted on 2022-04-13, 05:04 authored by Kartik Venkatraman, Nanjappa Ashwath
“Phytocapping” is an alternative landfill capping technique that consists of two components, viz. soil cover and vegetation. The soil cover stores water during rainfall events and the vegetation; in this study, trees remove stored water via transpiration and reduce the amount of rain reaching the ground surface via canopy rainfall interception.These attributes contribute significantly to hydrological balance of the phytocap thereby preventing rainwater from entering the buried waste. Canopy rainfall interception was studied for the first time in 19 tree species grown in a landfill environment. Various parameters contributing to canopy interception were monitored over 2 years using 19tree species that were established on two types of phytocaps (Thick cap 1400 mm soil and Thin cap 700 mm soil).Stemflow and throughfall were determined during 50 rainfall events over two years. Results showed that the established species were able to intercept up to 50% of the rainfall on a per storm basis, with an overall average of30%. Stemflow also varied between species, but its overall contribution to site water balance was only 4.5% of the total rainfall received

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Volume

6

Issue

1

Start Page

1

End Page

6

Number of Pages

6

eISSN

2252-5211

ISSN

2252-5211

Publisher

University of Diponegoro

Additional Rights

CC BY

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • Yes

Acceptance Date

2016-03-14

External Author Affiliations

East Gippsland Shire Council

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

International journal of waste resources