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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5399–5413, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-5399-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5399–5413, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-5399-2021
Technical note
07 Oct 2021
Technical note | 07 Oct 2021

Technical note: Evaporating water is different from bulk soil water in δ2H and δ18O and has implications for evaporation calculation

Hongxiu Wang et al.

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Evaporation led to progressively more heavy-isotope-enriched bulk soil water (BW) following the precipitation/irrigation of heavy-isotope-depleted new water but causes progressively more heavy-isotope-depleted BW following irrigation of heavy-isotope-enriched new water. The results indicated that δ2H and δ18O in evaporating water (EW) were similar to new water and differed from BW. However, the evaporative water loss calculated from BW did not differ significantly from that of EW.