(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

The role of tephra covers on soil moisture conservation at Haleakala's crater (Maui, Hawai'i)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PÉREZ F. L. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography and the Environment, Univ. of Texas, Austin, ETATS-UNIS


This study reports on the role volcanic tepra play on soil moisture conservation at Haleakala's crater and on the concomitant significance such layers have for the distribution and survival of the Haleakala silversword, a plant endemic to the arid alpine summit of Maui. Possible water-conservation mechanisms under tephra include : decreased evaporation due to ground shielding and lower maxima; reduced capillary flow; greater infiltration depth; nocturnal dew condensation; and fog interception by blocks


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 76, no3 [pp. 191-205]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 13 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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