Articles | Volume 26, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 17–34, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-17-2022
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 17–34, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-17-2022

Research article 04 Jan 2022

Research article | 04 Jan 2022

Modelling the artificial forest (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) root–soil water interactions in the Loess Plateau, China

Hongyu Li et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-304', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Jul 2021
    • RC2: 'Reply on RC1', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Aug 2021
      • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Yi Luo, 11 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Yi Luo, 11 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (08 Sep 2021) by Fuqiang Tian
AR by Yi Luo on behalf of the Authors (12 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Sep 2021) by Fuqiang Tian
AR by Yi Luo on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Oct 2021) by Fuqiang Tian
AR by Yi Luo on behalf of the Authors (07 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Nov 2021) by Fuqiang Tian
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Short summary
Drying soil layers (DSLs) have been extensively reported in artificial forestland in the Loess Plateau, China, which has limited water resources and deep loess. To address this issue relating to plant root–soil water interactions, this study developed a root growth model that simulates both the dynamic rooting depth and fine-root distribution. Evaluation vs. field data proved a positive performance. Long-term simulation reproduced the evolution process of the DSLs and revealed their mechanisms.