(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Fog water collection and reforestation at a mountain location in a western Mediterranean basin region: air-mass origins and synoptic analysis

published at : Fog - boon or bane ?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VALIENTE J.A. (1) ; ESTRELA M.J. (2) ; CORELL D. (1) ; FUENTES D. (3) ; VALDECANTOS A. (3) ; BAEZA M.J. (3) ;
(1) Inst. Universitario Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo CEAM-UMH, Paterna, ESPAGNE
(2) Unidad Mixta CEAM-UVEG, Dep. de Geografia de la Universitat, Valencia, ESPAGNE
(3) Unidad Mixta CEAM-UA, Fundación de la Comunidad Valenciana, Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo (CEAM), Paterna, ESPAGNE


An inland mountainous location in eastern Spain was selected for reforestation studies based on the fog water collection potential prevailing in the area and the high level of land degradation. Bulk fog-water catches were stored and used in a micro-irrigation network to provide summer emergency water pulses to a plot of reforestation seedlings. Fog collection measurements during the 3-year period of the experiment revealed an average water yield, which, although moderate, is a suitable value for afforestation activities. Fog formation is explained in terms of air mass origin and pathway, atmospheric conditions and orographic features. Statistical analysis of the winds bearing fog and the periodicity of fog collection provide the particular characteristics of the experimental site


Thematical fascicle

published at : Erdkunde / ISSN 0014-0015

Editor : Boss, Kleve - ALLEMAGNE (1947)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 65, no 3 [pp. 277-290]

Bibliographic references : 34 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.



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