Articles | Volume 24, issue 4
Research article
30 Apr 2020
Research article |  | 30 Apr 2020

Contribution of understory evaporation in a tropical wet forest during the dry season

César Dionisio Jiménez-Rodríguez, Miriam Coenders-Gerrits, Jochen Wenninger, Adriana Gonzalez-Angarita, and Hubert Savenije


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (13 Feb 2020) by Pilar Llorens
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Feb 2020) by Pilar Llorens
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Mar 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Mar 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (23 Mar 2020) by Pilar Llorens
AR by César Dionisio Jiménez-Rodríguez on behalf of the Authors (24 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Tropical forest ecosystems are able to export a lot of water to the atmosphere by means of evaporation. However, little is known on how their complex structure affects this water flux. This paper analyzes the contribution of three canopy layers in terms of water fluxes and stable water isotope signatures. During the dry season in 2018 the two lower canopy layers provide 20 % of measured evaporation, highlighting the importance of knowing how forest structure can affect the hydrological cycle.