Rainout Shelter Fabrication Instructions

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If you are planning any kind of drought experiment, here you can find our current version for making your own rainout shelters. This document includes suggestions that you may modify as your budget and local availability of materials allows. I will try to update this document as often as possible but do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Please see the following publications for further information.

Yahdjian, L., Sala, O. E. (2002) A rainout shelter design for intercepting different amounts of rainfall. Oecologia, 133, 95-101.

Gherardi, L. A., Sala, O. E. (2013) Automated rainfall manipulation system: a reliable and inexpensive tool for ecologists. Ecosphere, 4, art18.