Articles | Volume 24, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3627–3642, 2020

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

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3627–3642, 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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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.