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Water and Energy Balance

  • F. Stuart ChapinIII
  • Pamela A. Matson
  • Peter M. Vitousek
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Abstract

The hydrologic cycle, driven by solar energy, is the master cycle that drives all other ­biogeochemical cycles. This chapter describes ­ecosystem energy budgets and other controls over the hydrologic cycle.

Keywords

Water Potential Stomatal Conductance Latent Heat Flux Longwave Radiation Bowen Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Stuart ChapinIII
    • 1
  • Pamela A. Matson
    • 2
  • Peter M. Vitousek
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Arctic Biology Department of Biology & WildlifeUniversity of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksUSA
  2. 2.School of Earth SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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