Articles | Volume 24, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3627–3642, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3627-2020

Special issue: Water, isotope and solute fluxes in the soil–plant–atmosphere...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3627–3642, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3627-2020

Research article 22 Jul 2020

Research article | 22 Jul 2020

Investigating unproductive water losses from irrigated agricultural crops in the humid tropics through analyses of stable isotopes of water

Amani Mahindawansha et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (10 Oct 2019) by Matthias Sprenger
AR by Amani Mahindawansha on behalf of the Authors (22 Jan 2020)  Author's response
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (24 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Jan 2020) by Matthias Sprenger
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Feb 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (13 Mar 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (26 Mar 2020) by Matthias Sprenger
AR by Lutz Breuer on behalf of the Authors (15 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Jun 2020) by Matthias Sprenger
AR by Lutz Breuer on behalf of the Authors (16 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Stable isotopes of soil water are an effective tool to reveal soil hydrological processes in irrigated agricultural fields. Flow mechanisms and isotopic patterns of soil water in the soil matrix differ, depending on the crop and irrigation practices. Isotope data supported the fact that unproductive water losses via evaporation can be reduced by introducing dry seasonal crops to the crop rotation system.