Articles | Volume 24, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1859–1870, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1859-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1859–1870, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1859-2020

Research article 15 Apr 2020

Research article | 15 Apr 2020

A proposed method for estimating interception from near-surface soil moisture response

Subodh Acharya et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (07 Oct 2019) by Miriam Coenders-Gerrits
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (19 Nov 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Nov 2019) by Miriam Coenders-Gerrits
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (14 Jan 2020) by Miriam Coenders-Gerrits
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (12 Feb 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (17 Feb 2020) by Miriam Coenders-Gerrits
AR by D. A. Kaplan on behalf of the Authors (28 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Mar 2020) by Miriam Coenders-Gerrits
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Short summary
Interception is the storage and subsequent evaporation of rain by vegetation and surface litter. Quantifying interception is critical for understanding the water balance, but it can be difficult and costly to measure. We developed an approach to estimate interception using automated soil moisture measurements during rainfall events. Results suggest that interception can be estimated using soil moisture data, leading to potential cost savings and logistical advantages over conventional methods.