Articles | Volume 25, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 1151–1163, 2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 1151–1163, 2021

Research article 05 Mar 2021

Research article | 05 Mar 2021

Partial energy balance closure of eddy covariance evaporation measurements using concurrent lysimeter observations over grassland

Peter Widmoser and Dominik Michel


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (29 Oct 2020) by Miriam Coenders-Gerrits
AR by Dominik Michel on behalf of the Authors (10 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Jan 2021) by Miriam Coenders-Gerrits
Short summary
With respect to ongoing discussions about the causes of energy imbalance, a method for closing the latent heat flux gap based on lysimeter measurements is assessed at four measurement stations over grassland in humid and semiarid climates. The applied partial closure yields excellent adjustments of eddy covariance data as compared to results found in the literature. The method also allows a distinction between systematic and random deviation of eddy covariance and lysimeter measurements.