Articles | Volume 26, issue 19
Research article
07 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 07 Oct 2022

Subsurface flow paths in a chronosequence of calcareous soils: impact of soil age and rainfall intensities on preferential flow occurrence

Anne Hartmann, Markus Weiler, Konrad Greinwald, and Theresa Blume


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-117', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Referee Comment on hess-2022-117', John R. Nimmo, 06 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (29 Jun 2022) by Genevieve Ali
AR by Anne Hartmann on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Aug 2022) by Genevieve Ali
RR by John R. Nimmo (07 Sep 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Sep 2022) by Genevieve Ali
Short summary
Analyzing the impact of soil age and rainfall intensity on vertical subsurface flow paths in calcareous soils, with a special focus on preferential flow occurrence, shows how water flow paths are linked to the organization of evolving landscapes. The observed increase in preferential flow occurrence with increasing moraine age provides important but rare data for a proper representation of hydrological processes within the feedback cycle of the hydro-pedo-geomorphological system.