Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1857–1869, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-1857-2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1857–1869, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-1857-2015

Research article 21 Apr 2015

Research article | 21 Apr 2015

Gravitational and capillary soil moisture dynamics for distributed hydrologic models

A. Castillo et al.

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Using two sites with different climates, we show that a 1-pixel version of a distributed hydrologic model that uses a single soil layer with a novel dual-pore structure and employs linear parameterization for infiltration and other fluxes and has comparable performance to a benchmark detailed soil water physics solver in capturing the essential local-scale soil moisture dynamics.