Articles | Volume 25, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 685–709, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-685-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 685–709, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-685-2021

Research article 17 Feb 2021

Research article | 17 Feb 2021

The challenges of an in situ validation of a nonequilibrium model of soil heat and moisture dynamics during fires

William J. Massman

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (27 Aug 2020) by Nunzio Romano
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RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (16 Nov 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Nov 2020) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (07 Dec 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (27 Dec 2020) by Nunzio Romano
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Increasing fire frequency and severity now poses a threat to most of the world's wildlands and forested ecosystems and their benefits. The HMV (Heat–Moisture–Vapor) model is a tool to manage fuels to help mitigate the consequences of fire and promote soil and vegetation recovery after fire. The model's performance is surprisingly good, but it also provides insights into the existence of previously unobserved feedbacks and other physical processes that occur during fire.