Evergreen and deciduous characteristics for the same species

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Evergreen and deciduous characteristics for the same species

Post by fescobed » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:47 am

What do you do in the case that the same oak species (Quercus laurifolia) is deciduous in the northern part of the state and evergreen in the southern part of the state?

UFORE takes into account the role evergreen leaf area has in pollution removal. So how can this geographic variability be accounted for in the model?
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Location Specific Species Constants

Post by Heythatsmybike » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:41 am

Due to the model being used across a wide-spread area, species are classifed by predominant characteristics. For example, if the species is mostly deciduous than that would be its classification, even if in the study domain it might be evergreen.
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