Microclimatic variations in the interior and exterior of the Caldén Forest (Prosopis caldenia), Argentina

Valeria Soledad Duval, Alicia María Campo

Article ID: 1629
Vol 5, Issue 2, 2022, Article identifier:62-74

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Abstract


Climate and vegetation are variables of the physical space that have a dynamic and interdependent relationship. Flora modifies climatic elements and gives rise to a microclimate whose characterization is a function of regional climatic conditions and vegetation structure. The objective of this work was to compare the climatic variations (inside and outside) of the Caldén Forest in the Parque Luro Provincial Reserve. Temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction and precipitation data from two meteorological stations for 2012 were analyzed and statistically compared. The influence of the forest on climatic parameters was demonstrated and it was found that the greatest variations were in wind speed, daily temperature and precipitation.


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Caldén Forest; Weather Stations; Microclimate; Climatic Parameters; Parque Luro Provincial Reserve

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