Water and energy balances within the Jornada Basin

TitleWater and energy balances within the Jornada Basin
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsGutschick V., Snyder K.
EditorHavstad K, Huenneke L., Schlesinger W.H.
Series EditorHavstad K, Huenneke L., Schleslinger W.H.
Book TitleStructure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem. The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site
PublisherOxford University Press
CityNew York
ARIS Log Number182776
Keywordsarid, balances, carbon, dioxide, energy, Jornada, regions, water
AbstractThis chapter describes general characteristics and components of the energy and water balances in arid regions, with specific examples from the Jornada Basin. Various research efforts to characterize the energy and water balances and resultant carbon dioxide fluxes in the Jornada Basin are detailed. We provide a brief overview of how plant physiology interacts with energy and water balances in this region. The purpose of this chapter is to characterize the general abiotic conditions and some physiological traits of plants in this semiarid region.