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Water Relations of Trees at Timberline

  • Walter Tranquillini
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 31)

Abstract

The water balance in a plant is the product of water uptake and water loss. It is primarily dependent on available water reserves in the soil and the evaporative power of the atmosphere. Changes in these two ecological factors with altitude must be known if the water relations of trees at timberline are to be understood.

Keywords

Soil Temperature Water Relation Soil Water Potential Snow Surface Winter Snow 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Tranquillini
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  1. 1.Außenstelle für subalpine WaldforschungForstliche BundesversuchsanstaltHofburg, InnsbruckAustria

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