Climate variability effects on spatial soil moisture dynamics

Adriaan J. Teuling, François Hupet, Remko Uijlenhoet, Peter A Troch

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Abstract

We investigate the role of interannual climate variability on spatial soil moisture variability dynamics for a field site in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Observations were made during 3 years under intermediate (1999), wet (2000), and extremely dry conditions (2003). Soil moisture variability dynamics are simulated with a comprehensive model for the period 1989-2003. The results show that climate variability induces non-uniqueness and two distinct hysteresis modes in the yearly relation between the spatial mean soil moisture and its variability. We demonstrate that the direction of hysteresis is related to a yearly climate index that does not require soil moisture observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberL06406
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 28 2007

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Climate variability effects on spatial soil moisture dynamics. / Teuling, Adriaan J.; Hupet, François; Uijlenhoet, Remko; Troch, Peter A.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 34, No. 6, L06406, 28.03.2007.

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Teuling, Adriaan J. ; Hupet, François ; Uijlenhoet, Remko ; Troch, Peter A. / Climate variability effects on spatial soil moisture dynamics. In: Geophysical Research Letters. 2007 ; Vol. 34, No. 6.
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