Aug 262010
 

Finally after almost 6 months of working with the German publisher, my first book is published.  My humble gratitude to all who made this possible.  It seems like a long journey, since I first began my research in 2003 in the cool mountains of Cameron Highlands, Malaysia.

Go to

http://www.amazon.com/Hydrometeorology-tropical-montane-rainforests-Malaysia/dp/3639241673/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1282798365&sr=1-8

to purchase a copy or email me at sanath@kenviro.com to get a copy at discounted price.

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Product Description

In the book you are holding, you will understand the micro-climate, hydrometeorological processes, cloud water interception and elements of canopy water balance model of two contrasting montane rainforest types in Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. The study was carried out at Mount Brinchang, at two elevations (lower montane forests: 1600m a.s.l. and upper montane forests: 2031m a.s.l). Using standard weather stations and louvered fog gauges; rainfall, cloud water interception, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and solar radiation were recorded continuously from 1 November 2003 through 28 February 2005. The Penman-Monteith evaporation was estimated for both forest types. In addition, throughfall and stemflow in 0.02 hectare plots at both elevations were measured weekly. The vegetation structure of trees (?5cm diameter) at both forest sites was also studied. Quantitative evidence is obtained for the first time in Malaysia on cloud water interception and selected elements of canopy water balance for Malaysian montane rainforests.

About the Author

Sanar Kumaran (Sanath) specializes in conservation biology and environmental management. Currently he works in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. He is passionate about experiential learning methodology and currently lives with his wife, Kavita and two children in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. He holds a Ph.D. in forest hydrometeorology.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (July 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3639241673
  • ISBN-13: 978-3639241679
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches

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