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Selva nublada / Cloud forest / Forêt nuageuse | by Cristóbal Alvarado Minic
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Selva nublada / Cloud forest / Forêt nuageuse

Selva nublada.

Parque Nacional Henri Pittier.

Carretera Maracay-Ocumare de la Costa.

Estado Aragua, Venezuela.





"Cloud forests include all forests in the humid tropics that are frequently covered in clouds or mist; thus receiving additional humidity, other than rainfall, through the capture and/or condensation of water droplets (horizontal precipitation), which influences the hydrological regime, radiation balance, and several other climatic, edaphic and ecological parameters."

- Thomas Stadtmüller, Cloud Forests in the Humid Tropics: A Bibliographic Review (UNU, 1987, 81 pages)

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Taken on January 3, 2009