New Rainfall Manipulation Paper

Congratulations Laureano on your new paper just published in Ecosphere!! This paper reports on a new system that alters precipitation for experimental plots from 80% reduction to 80% increase relative to ambient, is low cost, and is fully solar powered. This two-part system consists of a rainout shelter that intercepts water and sends it to a temporary storage tank, from where a solar-powered pump sends water to sprinklers located in opposite corners of an irrigated plot. The system showed high reduction/irrigation accuracy and small effect on temperature and photosynthetically active radiation. System average cost was ONLY $228 per module of 2.5 m by 2.5 m.


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