Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
Research article
26 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 26 Mar 2020

Intra-catchment variability of surface saturation – insights from physically based simulations in comparison with biweekly thermal infrared image observations

Barbara Glaser, Marta Antonelli, Luisa Hopp, and Julian Klaus


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (12 Aug 2019) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (10 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Dec 2019) by Nunzio Romano
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 Jan 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (21 Jan 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Jan 2020) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Barbara Glaser on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Feb 2020) by Nunzio Romano
Short summary
The inundation of flood-prone areas can have crucial impacts on runoff generation and water quality. We investigate the variation of flooding in space and time along a small stream with long-term observations and numerical simulations. We demonstrate that the main reason for the flooding is the exfiltration of groundwater into local topographic depressions. However, only interplay with further influencing factors can explain all of the variability of the observed flooding patterns and dynamics.