Articles | Volume 25, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4099–4125, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4099-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4099–4125, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4099-2021

Research article 14 Jul 2021

Research article | 14 Jul 2021

Land surface modeling over the Dry Chaco: the impact of model structures, and soil, vegetation and land cover parameters

Michiel Maertens et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (11 Feb 2021) by Wouter Buytaert
AR by Michiel Maertens on behalf of the Authors (05 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Mar 2021) by Wouter Buytaert
RR by Clément Albergel (01 Apr 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Apr 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 May 2021) by Wouter Buytaert
AR by Michiel Maertens on behalf of the Authors (23 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Jun 2021) by Wouter Buytaert
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In this study, we simulated the water balance over the South American Dry Chaco and assessed the impact of land cover changes thereon using three different land surface models. Our simulations indicated that different models result in a different partitioning of the total water budget, but all showed an increase in soil moisture and percolation over the deforested areas. We also found that, relative to independent data, no specific land surface model is significantly better than another.