Articles | Volume 24, issue 8
Research article
20 Aug 2020
Research article |  | 20 Aug 2020

A combination of soil water extraction methods quantifies the isotopic mixing of waters held at separate tensions in soil

William H. Bowers, Jason J. Mercer, Mark S. Pleasants, and David G. Williams


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (09 May 2020) by Josie Geris
AR by William Bowers on behalf of the Authors (04 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Jul 2020) by Josie Geris
Short summary
Determining the chemical composition of soil water can help to address questions concerning water transport and use. However, there are many observations of incompletely mixed soil water within various soil pore domains. We applied two contrasting waters to soil samples and then removed water from the soils with three sequential and increasing applied energy steps to assess soil water mixing and equilibration over time. We found it took more than 3 d for soil water to mix and equilibrate.