Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1439–1456, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-1439-2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1439–1456, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-1439-2015

Research article 20 Mar 2015

Research article | 20 Mar 2015

Recharge estimation and soil moisture dynamics in a Mediterranean, semi-arid karst region

F. Ries et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Oct 2014) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Fabian Ries on behalf of the Authors (01 Dec 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Dec 2014) by Nunzio Romano
RR by Heinz Hötzl (30 Dec 2014)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (07 Feb 2015)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (08 Feb 2015) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (26 Feb 2015)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Feb 2015) by Nunzio Romano
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Feb 2015) by Nunzio Romano
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (01 Mar 2015)
ED: Publish as is (01 Mar 2015) by Nunzio Romano
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Soil moisture was observed along a strong semi-arid climatic gradient in a Mediterranean karst area. Soil moisture data and soil hydraulic modelling with Hydrus-1D revealed a strong dependency of percolation fluxes with rainfall amounts and intensity during heavy rainfall events. Spatial and temporal extrapolation of the model illustrated the high variability of seasonal percolation amounts among single years and showed strong correlations between soil depth and potential groundwater recharge.