Articles | Volume 25, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4835–4860, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4835-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4835–4860, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4835-2021
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06 Sep 2021
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From hydraulic root architecture models to macroscopic representations of root hydraulics in soil water flow and land surface models

Jan Vanderborght et al.

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Root water uptake is an important process in the terrestrial water cycle. How this process depends on soil water content, root distributions, and root properties is a soil–root hydraulic problem. We compare different approaches to implementing root hydraulics in macroscopic soil water flow and land surface models.