Articles | Volume 25, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2617–2648, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2617-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2617–2648, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2617-2021
Research article
19 May 2021
Research article | 19 May 2021

The role of dew and radiation fog inputs in the local water cycling of a temperate grassland during dry spells in central Europe

Yafei Li et al.

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During dry spells, dew and fog potentially play an increasingly important role in temperate grasslands. Research on the combined mechanisms of dew and fog inputs to ecosystems and distillation of water vapor from soil to plant surfaces is rare. Our results using stable water isotopes highlight the importance of dew and fog inputs to temperate grasslands during dry spells and reveal the complexity of the local water cycling in such conditions, including different pathways of dew and fog inputs.