Articles | Volume 23, issue 8
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, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Hjalmar Laudon, Marco Maneta, and Chris Soulsby


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (11 Jun 2019) by Chris DeBeer
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (11 Jul 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (12 Jul 2019) by Chris DeBeer
Short summary
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.