Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 5, 441–469, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-5-441-2014
Earth Syst. Dynam., 5, 441–469, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-5-441-2014

Research article 05 Dec 2014

Research article | 05 Dec 2014

Contrasting roles of interception and transpiration in the hydrological cycle – Part 1: Temporal characteristics over land

L. Wang-Erlandsson et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Oct 2014) by Govindasamy Bala
AR by Lan Wang-Erlandsson on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
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We investigate the temporal characteristics of partitioned evaporation on land, and we present STEAM (Simple Terrestrial Evaporation to Atmosphere Model) -- a hydrological land-surface model developed to provide inputs to moisture tracking. The terrestrial residence timescale of transpiration (days to months) has larger inter-seasonal variation and is substantially longer than that of interception (hours). This can cause differences in moisture recycling, which is investigated more in Part 2.
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