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Water use and carbon acquisition were examined in a northern Utah population of Juniperus osteosperma (Torr.) Little. Leaf-level carbon assimilation, which was greatest in the spring and autumn, was limited by soil water availability. Gas exchange, plant water potential and tissue hydrogen stable isotopic ratio (deltaD) data suggested that plants responded(More)
Juniper species are noted for long-lived foliage, low and persistent gas exchange activity and drought tolerance. Because leaves and roots of the same species are thought to be similar in structure and life history, we hypothesized that Juniperus osteosperma (Torr.) Little (Utah juniper) fine roots would reflect the persistent aboveground foliage(More)
A method is presented in which estimates of evaporation may be made over an area approaching three quarters of a square kilometer, with relatively fine (25 m) spatial resolution, using three-dimensional measurements of water vapor concentration from a scanning Raman lidar. The method is based upon Monin–Obukhov similarity theory applied to spatially and(More)
A scanning, volume-imaging Raman lidar was used in August 1997 to map the water vapor and latent energy flux fields in southern Arizona in support of the (Semi-Arid Land Surface Atmosphere) SALSA program. The SALSA experiment was designed to estimate evapotranspiration over a cottonwood riparian corridor and the adjacent mesquite-grass community. The lidar(More)
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