Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5867–5888, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5867-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5867–5888, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5867-2018

Research article 14 Nov 2018

Research article | 14 Nov 2018

Hydrological functioning of western African inland valleys explored with a critical zone model

Basile Hector et al.

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The hydrological functioning of western African headwater wetlands remains poorly understood, despite their potential for small-scale farming and their role in streamflow production. We found that land cover changes significantly affect water budgets, and pedo-geological features control dry season baseflow. These are the results of virtual experiments with a physically based critical zone model evaluated against streamflow, evapotranspiration, soil moisture, water table and water storage data.