Articles | Volume 25, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5083–5104, 2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5083–5104, 2021

Research article 22 Sep 2021

Research article | 22 Sep 2021

A scaling procedure for straightforward computation of sorptivity

Laurent Lassabatere et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-150', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Laurent Lassabatere, 10 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-150', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Laurent Lassabatere, 25 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (28 May 2021) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Laurent Lassabatere on behalf of the Authors (17 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Aug 2021) by Nunzio Romano
Short summary
Soil sorptivity is a crucial parameter for the modeling of water infiltration into soils. The standard equation used to compute sorptivity from the soil water retention curve, the unsaturated hydraulic conductivity, and initial and final water contents may lead to erroneous estimates due to its complexity. This study proposes a new straightforward scaling procedure for estimations of sorptivity for four famous and commonly used hydraulic models.