Articles | Volume 23, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 4249–4267, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-4249-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 4249–4267, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-4249-2019

Research article 22 Oct 2019

Research article | 22 Oct 2019

Simulating preferential soil water flow and tracer transport using the Lagrangian Soil Water and Solute Transport Model

Alexander Sternagel et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (29 May 2019) by Alberto Guadagnini
AR by Alexander Sternagel on behalf of the Authors (09 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jul 2019) by Alberto Guadagnini
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (09 Aug 2019) by Alberto Guadagnini
AR by Alexander Sternagel on behalf of the Authors (04 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Sep 2019) by Alberto Guadagnini
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We present our hydrological LAST-Model to simulate preferential soil water flow and tracer transport in macroporous soils. It relies on a Lagrangian perspective of the movement of discrete water particles carrying tracer masses through the subsoil and is hence an alternative approach to common models. Sensitivity analyses reveal the physical validity of the model concept and evaluation tests show that LAST can depict well observed tracer mass profiles with fingerprints of preferential flow.