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Modelling rainfall redistribution by sugarcane canopy

Grant number: 13/09283-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2013
Effective date (End): January 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems Ecology
Principal researcher:Jorge Marcos de Moraes
Grantee:Rafael Pires Fernandes
Supervisor abroad: Albert Van Dijk
Home Institution: Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Research place: Australian National University (ANU), Australia  
Associated to the scholarship:11/15695-9 - Hydrological and nitrogen fluxes in areas of a watershed covered with cane sugar, BP.MS


Sugarcane is a crop of major socio-economic conditions in Brazil, assuming increasingly important role in the global scenario. Rainfall interception by the canopy of this culture has been shown to be important in terms of water balance. In this sense, hydrological models that measure the interception losses, evaluating different combinations of events and making possible the comparison of numerous types of vegetation cover in different environments, get great importance. The analytical model adapted developed by Dijk and Bruijnzeel (2001a) was able to simulate these losses in a mixed farming system, involving cassava, maize and rice in Indonesia, requiring its application to other types of vegetation and climate regimes. Thus, leading objectives of this research internship abroad have to apply the model of Dijk and Bruijnzeel (2001a) on sugarcane, as well as their assessment and validation by comparing the data obtained in the field collected as part of the master dissertation, with those obtained through the model. The motivation for the proposal scholarship is also due to the fact that this will be developed at Australian Research Centre, ANU (Australian National University), specifically with the Professor Albert Van Dijk owner of model and his work group. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FERNANDES, RAFAEL PIRES; DA COSTA SILVA, ROBSON WILLIANS; SALEMI, LUIZ FELIPPE; BERTELI DE ANDRADE, TATIANA MORGAN; DE MORAES, JORGE MARCOS; VAN DIJK, ALBERT I. J. M.; MARTINELLI, LUIZ ANTONIO. The influence of sugarcane crop development on rainfall interception losses. Journal of Hydrology, v. 551, n. SI, p. 532-539, . (13/09283-5, 10/20256-1, 11/15695-9)

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