Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 71–87, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-71-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 71–87, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-71-2018

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 2: model coupling, application, factor importance, and uncertainty

Claire Lauvernet and Rafael Muñoz-Carpena

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Short summary
Vegetation buffers, often placed in lowlands to control runoff pollution, can exhibit limited efficiency due to seasonal shallow water tables (WTs). A new shallow water table infiltration algorithm developed in a companion paper is coupled to a complete vegetation buffer model to quantify pesticide and sediment control in the field. We evaluated the model on two field experiments in France with and without WT conditions and show WTs can control efficiency depending on land and climate settings.