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https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-4953-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-4953-2022
Research article
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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

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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.