Tropical Montane Cloud Forests

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Abstract

Tropical montane cloud forests are regions of high biodiversity occurring as narrow altitudinal belts in the tropics. This ecosystem is adapted to high frequency of cloud immersion and extraction of cloud water. The process is especially important in the dry season and even to settlements downstream for regular water supply. However, both global and regional processes can impact the hydrometeorology of these forests. While the impacts of global climate are nearly impossible to predict, historical bottom-up regional studies should be conducted immediately at all sites not yet studied to evaluate their sensitivity to changes in regional hydrometeorological processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClimate Vulnerability
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages79-85
Number of pages7
Volume5
ISBN (Print)9780123847041
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013

Keywords

  • Bottom-up solutions
  • Global climate effects
  • Land-use change
  • Regional climate effects
  • Tropical montane cloud forests

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