Articles | Volume 25, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 3635–3652, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3635-2021

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

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 3635–3652, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3635-2021

Research article 29 Jun 2021

Research article | 29 Jun 2021

Quantifying the effects of urban green space on water partitioning and ages using an isotope-based ecohydrological model

Mikael Gillefalk et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2020-640', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Mikael Gillefalk, 19 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2020-640', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Mikael Gillefalk, 19 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (14 May 2021) by Miriam Coenders-Gerrits
AR by Mikael Gillefalk on behalf of the Authors (19 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 May 2021) by Miriam Coenders-Gerrits
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Short summary
We used a tracer-aided ecohydrological model to quantify water flux–storage–age interactions for three urban vegetation types: trees, shrub and grass. The model results showed that evapotranspiration increased in the order shrub < grass < trees during one growing season. Additionally, we could show how infiltration hotspots created by runoff from sealed onto vegetated surfaces can enhance both evapotranspiration and groundwater recharge.