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FOR95: Chapter 6: Restoring the Hydrological Cycle in the Urban Forest Ecosystem

Figure 3. The kinetic energy of rainfall can cause significant soil erosion. A one inch storm will deliver about 2 million foot pounds per acre of kinetic energy. Much of this energy can be adsorbed by the forest canopy.

Credit: Andrew Davidhazy, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Art and Sciences