|ROSSI, MARIA - Centro Nacional Patagonico, Unidad De Investigacio´n De Ecologi´a Terrestre|
|ARES, JORGE - Centro Nacional Patagonico, Unidad De Investigacio´n De Ecologi´a Terrestre|
|FERNALD, ALEXANDER - New Mexico State University|
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/9/2015
Publication Date: 10/9/2015
Citation: Rossi, M.J., Ares, J.O., Fernald, A., Rango, A., Elias, E.H. 2015. Thin scale ecohydrological data and relations at semi-arid regions: a methodological approach [abstract]. New Mexico Water Conference, October 9, 2015, Taos, NM. Poster No. 36.
Technical Abstract: In semi-arid regions worldwide the vegetation is organized in patches surrounded by bare soil with marked differences in their soil properties that play important roles in runoff and infiltration. Chihuahuan-Sonoran and Patagonian Monte deserts regions show floristic similarity greater than that expected from the geographical barriers between them (Fig. 1). These very similar environments (Logan, 1968; McGinnies, 1968, 1979; Walter, 1971) can ease comparisons of hydrological plot scale estimates obtained at the Patagonian Monte by Rossi and Ares (2012), with observations on composite overland flow) on runoff plots in the Chihuahuan desert(USA). We propose a methodology that focuses on generating thin scale eco-hydrological data and relations at the Chihuahuan desert to compare them with estimates obtained at the Patagonian Monte.