Articles | Volume 26, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 2277–2299, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-2277-2022
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 2277–2299, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-2277-2022
Research article
02 May 2022
Research article | 02 May 2022

Coupled modelling of hydrological processes and grassland production in two contrasting climates

Nicholas Jarvis 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-2021-316', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-316', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Dec 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) (15 Feb 2022) by Loes van Schaik
AR by Nicholas Jarvis on behalf of the Authors (07 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Mar 2022) by Loes van Schaik
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Mar 2022)
RR by Quirijn de Jong van Lier (30 Mar 2022)
ED: Publish as is (30 Mar 2022) by Loes van Schaik
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Short summary
We apply an eco-hydrological model to data on soil water balance and grassland growth obtained at two sites with contrasting climates. Our results show that the grassland in the drier climate had adapted by developing deeper roots, which maintained water supply to the plants in the face of severe drought. Our study emphasizes the importance of considering such plastic responses of plant traits to environmental stress in the modelling of soil water balance and plant growth under climate change.