Articles | Volume 26, issue 22
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 5849–5858, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-5849-2022
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 5849–5858, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-5849-2022
Technical note
21 Nov 2022
Technical note | 21 Nov 2022

Technical note: A sigmoidal soil water retention curve without asymptote that is robust when dry-range data are unreliable

Gerrit Huibert de Rooij

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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-2022-173', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Gerrit H. de Rooij, 14 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-173', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 May 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Gerrit H. de Rooij, 14 Jul 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on hess-2022-173', Anonymous Referee #3, 29 May 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Gerrit H. de Rooij, 14 Jul 2022
  • RC4: 'Comment on hess-2022-173', Anonymous Referee #4, 11 Jun 2022
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC4', Gerrit H. de Rooij, 14 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (08 Aug 2022) by Bob Su
AR by Gerrit H. de Rooij on behalf of the Authors (16 Aug 2022)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Aug 2022) by Bob Su
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Sep 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #5 (29 Sep 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Oct 2022) by Bob Su
AR by Gerrit H. de Rooij on behalf of the Authors (14 Oct 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Oct 2022) by Bob Su
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Short summary
The way soils capture infiltrating water affects crops and natural vegetation as well as groundwater recharge. This retention of soil water is captured by a mathematical function that covers all water contents from very dry to water-saturated. Unfortunately, data in the dry range are often absent or unreliable. I modified an earlier function to be more robust in the absence of dry-range data, and present a computer program to estimate the parameters of the new function.