Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Research article
05 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 05 Jan 2018

Shallow water table effects on water, sediment, and pesticide transport in vegetative filter strips – Part 1: nonuniform infiltration and soil water redistribution

Rafael Muñoz-Carpena, Claire Lauvernet, and Nadia Carluer


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Oct 2017) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Nov 2017) by Nunzio Romano
Short summary
Seasonal shallow water tables (WTs) in lowlands limit vegetation-buffer efficiency to control runoff pollution. Mechanistic models are needed to quantify true field efficiency. A new simplified algorithm for soil infiltration over WTs is tested against reference models and lab data showing WT effects depend on local settings but are negligible after 2 m depth. The algorithm is coupled to a complete vegetation buffer model in a companion paper to analyze pesticide and sediment control in situ.