Articles | Volume 21, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4301–4322, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4301-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4301–4322, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4301-2017

Research article 01 Sep 2017

Research article | 01 Sep 2017

Effect of unrepresented model errors on estimated soil hydraulic material properties

Stefan Jaumann and Kurt Roth

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (21 Jun 2017) by Roberto Greco
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Jul 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Jul 2017) by Roberto Greco
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We investigate the quantitative effect of neglected sensor position, small-scale heterogeneity, and lateral flow on soil hydraulic material properties. Thus, we analyze a fluctuating water table experiment in a 2-D architecture (ASSESS) with increasingly complex studies based on time domain reflectometry and hydraulic potential data. We found that 1-D studies may yield biased parameters and that estimating sensor positions as well as small-scale heterogeneity improves the model significantly.