Articles | Volume 25, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4807–4824, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4807-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4807–4824, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4807-2021

Research article 03 Sep 2021

Research article | 03 Sep 2021

Spatio-temporal soil moisture retrieval at the catchment scale using a dense network of cosmic-ray neutron sensors

Maik Heistermann 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-2021-25', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Maik Heistermann, 16 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment Part 1/2: Sensor standardization, calibration, and sensitivity', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Maik Heistermann, 16 Mar 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment Part 2/2: Spatial patterns and interpolation', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Mar 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Maik Heistermann, 16 Mar 2021
  • EC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-25 - Start interacting', Nunzio Romano, 15 Mar 2021
  • RC4: 'Comment on hess-2021-25', Anonymous Referee #3, 02 Apr 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC4', Maik Heistermann, 13 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (19 Apr 2021) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Maik Heistermann on behalf of the Authors (28 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Jun 2021) by Nunzio Romano
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (14 Jun 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish as is (22 Jul 2021) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Maik Heistermann on behalf of the Authors (26 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Cosmic-ray neutron sensing (CRNS) is a powerful technique for retrieving representative estimates of soil moisture in footprints extending over hectometres in the horizontal and decimetres in the vertical. This study, however, demonstrates the potential of CRNS to obtain spatio-temporal patterns of soil moisture beyond isolated footprints. To that end, we analyse data from a unique observational campaign that featured a dense network of more than 20 neutron detectors in an area of just 1 km2.