Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
Research article
17 Feb 2020
Research article |  | 17 Feb 2020

Modeling groundwater responses to climate change in the Prairie Pothole Region

Zhe Zhang, Yanping Li, Michael Barlage, Fei Chen, Gonzalo Miguez-Macho, Andrew Ireson, and Zhenhua Li


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (17 Sep 2019) by Chris DeBeer
AR by Yanping Li on behalf of the Authors (18 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Oct 2019) by Chris DeBeer
RR by Brian Smerdon (08 Oct 2019)
RR by Katie Markovich (28 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Nov 2019) by Chris DeBeer
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 Dec 2019) by Chris DeBeer
AR by Yanping Li on behalf of the Authors (04 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The groundwater regime in cold regions is strongly impacted by the soil freeze–thaw processes and semiarid climatic conditions. In this paper, we incorporate groundwater dynamics in the Noah-MP land surface model to simulate the water exchange between the unsaturated soil zone and an unconfined aquifer in the Prairie Pothole Region. The water table dynamics are reasonably simulated. The water budget of groundwater aquifer under current and future climate are also investigated.