Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 5181–5199, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-5181-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 5181–5199, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-5181-2017

Research article 17 Oct 2017

Research article | 17 Oct 2017

Impacts of a capillary barrier on infiltration and subsurface stormflow in layered slope deposits monitored with 3-D ERT and hydrometric measurements

Rico Hübner et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (26 Jul 2017) by Roberto Greco
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (12 Aug 2017) by Roberto Greco
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ED: Publish as is (28 Aug 2017) by Roberto Greco
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In our study, we used a spatially and temporally high resolved 3-D ERT in addition to matric potential measurements to monitor the infiltration and subsurface water flow on a hillslope with layered slope deposits. We derived some interesting findings about the capillary barrier effect as a main driving factor for the activation of different flow pathways. Thus, the maintenance or breakdown of a capillary barrier has a decisive influence on the precipitation runoff response of of the catchment.