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Luquillo Experimental Forest

Climate

The climate models are called "topoclim". They are topographically driven. Temperature decreases with elevation, rainfall increases with elevation, solar radiation is a function of time, elevation, slope and aspect, while evapotraspiration is also closely related with elevation.