The retaining of raindrops by plant leaves, stems, and branches. Xiao et al. (2000) Hydrol. Procs 14 find that rainfall frequency is more significant than rainfall rate and duration in determining interception. Guevara-Escobar et al. (2007) J. Hydrol. 333, 2–4 evaluate interception around the canopy of a single tree.
Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.