Articles | Volume 20, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1509–1522, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-1509-2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1509–1522, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-1509-2016

Research article 20 Apr 2016

Research article | 20 Apr 2016

Stem–root flow effect on soil–atmosphere interactions and uncertainty assessments

Tzu-Hsien Kuo et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Feb 2016) by Pierre Gentine
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The stem-root flow mechanism was parameterized and incorporated into the Simplified Simple Biosphere model to analyze its impact on soil moisture and land-atmospheric interactions. By testing against the Lien Hua Chih (Taiwan) and HAPEX-Mobilhy (France) measurements, the model shows that stem-root flow reduced the top-soil moisture content and moistened the deeper soil layers. Such soil moisture redistribution results in significant changes in heat flux exchange between land and atmosphere.