Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 3109–3131, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-3109-2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 3109–3131, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-3109-2015

Research article 16 Jul 2015

Research article | 16 Jul 2015

Evaluation of land surface model simulations of evapotranspiration over a 12-year crop succession: impact of soil hydraulic and vegetation properties

S. Garrigues et al.

Download

Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (12 Jan 2015) by Jasper Vrugt
AR by Sebastien Garrigues on behalf of the Authors (27 Feb 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Mar 2015) by Jasper Vrugt
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Apr 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Apr 2015)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (17 Apr 2015) by Jasper Vrugt
AR by Sebastien Garrigues on behalf of the Authors (30 Apr 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 May 2015) by Jasper Vrugt
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 May 2015)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (16 May 2015) by Jasper Vrugt
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (28 May 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 May 2015) by Jasper Vrugt
Download
Short summary
Land surface model simulations of evapotranspiration are assessed over a 12-year Mediterranean crop succession. Evapotranspiration mainly results from soil evaporation when it is simulated over a Mediterranean crop succession. This leads to a high sensitivity to the soil parameters. Errors on soil hydraulic properties can lead to a large bias in cumulative evapotranspiration over a long period of time. Accounting for uncertainties in soil properties is essential for land surface modelling.