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Table 2 Average microclimate parameters in two altitude levels (1900 and 2100 m) in a Montane Cloud Forest in Itamonte, MG, Brazil

From: Comparison of leaf anatomy and essential oils from Drimys brasiliensis Miers in a montane cloud forest in Itamonte, MG, Brazil

  1900 2100
Radiation (watt/m2) 11.2 24.6
Sun hours (h) 8.0 8.6
Air relative humidity (%) 81.6 83.5
Maximum humidity (%) 91.3 94.0
Minimum humidity (%) 68.0 67.0
Temperature (°C) 13.1 11.8
Maximum temperature (°C) 16.6 16.0
Minimum temperature (°C) 10.1 8.4
Maximum extreme temperature (°C) 24.1 23.8
Minimum extreme temperature (°C) 0.3 −1.7
Wind speed (km/h) 0.4 0.5
Maximum wind speed (km/h) 11.0 11.0
Dew point (°C) 9.7 8.7
Maximum dew point (°C) 17.6 17.3
Minimum dew point (°C) −18.1 −21.3
  1. Follow-up carried out during a period of one year by meteorological stations (WatchDog model 2900ET) installed in each altitude level.