Articles | Volume 23, issue 11
Research article
18 Nov 2019
Research article |  | 18 Nov 2019

Quantification of soil water balance components based on continuous soil moisture measurement and the Richards equation in an irrigated agricultural field of a desert oasis

Zhongkai Li, Hu Liu, Wenzhi Zhao, Qiyue Yang, Rong Yang, and Jintao Liu


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (16 Jun 2019) by Fuqiang Tian
AR by Hu Liu on behalf of the Authors (26 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (19 Jul 2019) by Fuqiang Tian
AR by Hu Liu on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Sep 2019) by Fuqiang Tian
RR by Jun Niu (07 Oct 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish as is (21 Oct 2019) by Fuqiang Tian
AR by Hu Liu on behalf of the Authors (22 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
A database of soil moisture measurements from the middle Heihe River basin of China was used to test the potential of a soil moisture database in estimating the soil water balance components (SWBCs). We determined SWBCs using a method that combined the soil water balance method and the inverse Richards equation. This work confirmed that relatively reasonable estimations of the SWBCs in coarse-textured sandy soils can be derived using soil moisture measurements.