Articles | Volume 23, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3865–3884, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-3865-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3865–3884, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-3865-2019
Research article
23 Sep 2019
Research article | 23 Sep 2019

The importance of city trees for reducing net rainfall: comparing measurements and simulations

Vincent Smets et al.

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The impact of city trees for intercepting rainfall is quantified using measurements and modeling tools. The measurements show that an important amount of rainfall is intercepted, limiting the amount of water reaching the ground. Models are used to extrapolate the measurement results. The performance of two specialized interception models and one water balance model is evaluated. Our results show that the performance of the water balance model is similar to the specialized interception models.