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Comment on ‘García-Santos G, Bruijnzeel LA. 2011. Rainfall, fog and throughfall dynamics in a subtropical ridge top cloud forest, National Park of Garajonay (La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain). Hydrological Processes 25: 411–417’

Authors

  • Axel Ritter,

    1. Departamento de Ingeniería, Producción y Economía Agraria, Universidad de La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife (Canary Islands), Spain
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  • Carlos M. Regalado

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    1. Departamento de Suelos y Riegos, Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias (ICIA), La Laguna, Tenerife (Canary Islands), Spain
    • Departamento de Ingeniería, Producción y Economía Agraria, Universidad de La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife (Canary Islands), Spain
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Correspondence to: Carlos M. Regalado, Departamento de Suelos y Riegos, Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias (ICIA), Apdo. 60, La Laguna, 38200 Tenerife (Canary Islands), Spain.

E-mail: cregalad@icia.es

Abstract

A previous study aiming to characterize the water dynamics of a cloud forest in the Garajonay National Park (La Gomera) from measurements taken in a plot located in the upper part of a selected watershed within the park is here commented. Reported magnitudes of hydrological variables and conclusions based on them are in disagreement with those of numerous studies carried out previously at the same site. Large data dispersion and inapplicability of some of the hypothesis assumed are shown to invalidate most of the results. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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