Articles | Volume 20, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4999–5014, 2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4999–5014, 2016

Research article 19 Dec 2016

Research article | 19 Dec 2016

EnKF with closed-eye period – towards a consistent aggregation of information in soil hydrology

Hannes H. Bauser et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 Sep 2016) by Insa Neuweiler
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (28 Sep 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Sep 2016) by Insa Neuweiler
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Oct 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Nov 2016)
ED: Publish as is (07 Nov 2016) by Insa Neuweiler
Short summary
The representation of soil water movement comes with uncertainties in all model components. We assess the key uncertainties for the case of a one-dimensional soil profile with measured water contents. We employ a data assimilation method to represent and reduce the key uncertainties. For intermittent phases where model assumptions are violated, we introduce a "closed-eye period" to bridge the gap. We also demonstrate the need to include heterogeneity.