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Technical note: Extending the SWAT model to transport chemicals through tile and groundwater flow
- Final revised paper (published on 09 Jan 2023)
- Preprint (discussion started on 01 Jun 2022)
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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RC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-150', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Jul 2022
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jens Kiesel, 20 Sep 2022
RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-150', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Sep 2022
- AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jens Kiesel, 20 Sep 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) (06 Oct 2022) by Micha Werner
AR by Jens Kiesel on behalf of the Authors (10 Oct 2022)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Nov 2022) by Micha Werner
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Dec 2022)
ED: Publish as is (19 Dec 2022) by Micha Werner
In their manuscript “Extending the SWAT model to transport chemicals through tile and groundwater flow” Rathjens et al. et al. describe the implementation of chemical transport for groundwater and tile drainage in the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). This functionality can be of interest for researchers involved in transport modelling on landcape-level, for example, for academia, authorities, environmental agencies, water suppliers and other stakeholders. Therefore, the topic is appropriate for Hydrology and Earth System Science since this kind of research contributes to the understanding of hydrology and transport in the environment.
However, some points have to be considered before the manuscript can be published. Specifically, the calibration for the exemplary studies sites and how parameterization interacts with the modifications made have to be explained in more detail. This would add value to the justification of the modifications.
Therefore, minor revisions are suggested. Please find more detailed comments in the following paragraph.
Application (chapter 3; lines 171 ff): It would be desirable to get more detailed information on the calibration process and the selected parameters: