Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3167–3182, 2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3167–3182, 2017
Research article
29 Jun 2017
Research article | 29 Jun 2017

Landscape-scale water balance monitoring with an iGrav superconducting gravimeter in a field enclosure

Andreas Güntner et al.

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Monitoring water storage changes beyond the point scale is a challenge. Here, we show that an integrative and non-invasive way is by observing variations of gravity that are induced by water mass changes. A high-precision superconducting gravimeter is successfully operated in the field and allows for direct and continuous monitoring of the water balance and of its components, such as actual evapotranspiration.