Articles | Volume 25, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 927–943, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-927-2021

Special issue: Water, isotope and solute fluxes in the soil–plant–atmosphere...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 927–943, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-927-2021

Research article 24 Feb 2021

Research article | 24 Feb 2021

Using soil water isotopes to infer the influence of contrasting urban green space on ecohydrological partitioning

Lena-Marie Kuhlemann et al.

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We studied water partitioning under urban grassland, shrub and trees during a warm and dry growing season in Berlin, Germany. Soil evaporation was highest under grass, but total green water fluxes and turnover time of soil water were greater under trees. Lowest evapotranspiration losses under shrub indicate potential higher drought resilience. Knowledge of water partitioning and requirements of urban green will be essential for better adaptive management of urban water and irrigation strategies.