influence of granite landforms on water balance in semi-arid and humid climates

J Centeno, García Rodríguez, Moya Palomares
2010 unpublished
The relative spatial dimensions of outcrops and regolith in a given area controls the local water balance. A quantitative model shows that this control varies with climatic conditions, and in particular that a high outcrop to regolith ratio has a similar effect to that of a high annual rainfall. In semi-arid climates, the nature of the surface determines the availability of water through the year. key words: Granite landforms, water balance, etched surfaces CAD. LAB. XEOL. LAXE 35 (2010) 100 Centeno Centeno et al.