Articles | Volume 23, issue 12
Research article
02 Dec 2019
Research article |  | 02 Dec 2019

Groundwater influence on soil moisture memory and land–atmosphere fluxes in the Iberian Peninsula

Alberto Martínez-de la Torre and Gonzalo Miguez-Macho


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (13 Jul 2019) by Eric Martin
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (26 Jul 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Aug 2019) by Eric Martin
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (21 Sep 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Oct 2019) by Eric Martin
AR by Alberto Martinez-de la Torre on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Oct 2019) by Eric Martin
Short summary
Over semi-arid regions, it is essential to have a correct representation of the groundwater processes in climate modelling. We present a land surface and groundwater model that incorporates groundwater–soil interactions, groundwater–rivers flow and lateral transport at the subsurface. We study the groundwater influence on soil moisture distribution and memory, and on evapotranspiration in the Iberian Peninsula. Shallow water table regions persist and provide water to the surface during droughts.