Articles | Volume 23, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3319–3334, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-3319-2019

Special issue: Understanding and predicting Earth system and hydrological...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3319–3334, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-3319-2019

Research article 13 Aug 2019

Research article | 13 Aug 2019

Assessing the influence of soil freeze–thaw cycles on catchment water storage–flux–age interactions using a tracer-aided ecohydrological model

Aaron Smith et al.

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We adapted and used a spatially distributed eco-hydrological model, EcH2O-iso, to temporally evaluate the influence of soil freeze–thaw dynamics on evaporation and transpiration fluxes in a northern Swedish catchment. We used multi-criterion calibration over multiple years and found an early-season influence of soil frost on transpiration water ages. This work provides a framework for quantifying the current and future interactions of soil water, evaporation, and transpiration.