Articles | Volume 20, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3987–4004, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-3987-2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3987–4004, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-3987-2016

Research article 30 Sep 2016

Research article | 30 Sep 2016

Examining the relationship between intermediate-scale soil moisture and terrestrial evaporation within a semi-arid grassland

Raghavendra B. Jana et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Sep 2016) by Harrie-Jan Hendricks Franssen
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Interactions between soil moisture and terrestrial evaporation affect responses between land surface and the atmosphere across scales. We present an analysis of the link between soil moisture and evaporation estimates from three distinct models. The relationships were examined over nearly 2 years of observation data. Results show that while direct correlations of raw data were mostly not useful, the root-zone soil moisture and the modelled evaporation estimates reflect similar distributions.