Characteristics of fog and fogwater fluxes in a Puerto Rican elfin cloud forest

The Luquillo Mountains of northeastern Puerto Rico harbours important fractions of tropical montane cloud forests. Although it is well known that the frequent occurrence of dense fog is a common climatic characteristic of cloud forests around the world, it is poorly understood how fog processes shape and influence these ecosystems. Our study focuses on the physical characteristics of fog and quantifies the fogwater input to elfin cloud forest using direct eddy covariance net flux measurements during a 43-day period in 2002.

- "Werner Eugster a,b,*, Reto Burkard a, Friso Holwerda c, Frederick N. Scatena d,e, L.A.(Sampurno) Bruijnzeel c"