Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1421–1438, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1421-2017

Special issue: Vegetation changes under a changing environment and the impacts...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1421–1438, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1421-2017

Research article 09 Mar 2017

Research article | 09 Mar 2017

Comparisons of stemflow and its bio-/abiotic influential factors between two xerophytic shrub species

Chuan Yuan et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (27 Nov 2016) by Lixin Wang
AR by Guangyao Gao on behalf of the Authors (03 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Dec 2016)
RR by David Dunkerley (02 Jan 2017)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (11 Jan 2017) by Lixin Wang
AR by Guangyao Gao on behalf of the Authors (16 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Feb 2017) by Lixin Wang
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We computed stemflow yield and efficiency, and analyzed the influential mechanism at smaller scales of leaf and raindrop. We found that precipitation was the most influential meteorological feature on stemflow. The smaller threshold precipitation to start stemflow and the more beneficial leaf traits might partly explain the larger and more efficient stemflow production. At defoliated period, the newly exposed stems replaced leaves to intercept raindrops and might really matter in stemflow yield.