Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Research article
03 May 2017
Research article |  | 03 May 2017

Effects of uncertainty in soil properties on simulated hydrological states and fluxes at different spatio-temporal scales

Gabriele Baroni, Matthias Zink, Rohini Kumar, Luis Samaniego, and Sabine Attinger


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (01 Mar 2017) by Matthias Bernhardt
AR by Gabriele Baroni on behalf of the Authors (10 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Apr 2017) by Matthias Bernhardt
Short summary
Three methods are used to characterize the uncertainty in soil properties. The effect on simulated states and fluxes is quantified using a distributed hydrological model. Different impacts are identified as function of the perturbation method, of the model outputs and of the spatio-temporal resolution. The study underlines the importance of a proper characterization of the uncertainty in soil properties for a correct assessment of their role and further improvements in the model application.