A Chapman Conference on Subsurface Water Contributions to Streamflow

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Abstract

A Chapman Conference on Subsurface Water Contributions to Streamflow was held October 5–9, 1980, at the New England Center for Continuing Education in Durham, N.H.

The purpose of the conference was to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scientists and engineers who are actively engaged in research on the processes by which water from atmospheric precipitation moves into and through the subsurface on the way to becoming streamflow. Subsurface here means everything from the uppermost leaf or litter layer just beneath land surface down to and including the underlying saturated zone. This approach also requires consideration of evapotranspiration and capillary forces, which remove water from within the flow system either permanently or temporarily.