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DOI 10.1007/s12665-013-2281-7
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Title (Primary) Catchments as reactors: a comprehensive approach for water fluxes and solute turnover
Author Grathwohl, P.; Rügner, H.; Wöhling, T.; Osenbrück, K.; Schwientek, M.; Gayler, S.; Wollschläger, U.; Selle, B.; Pause, M.; Delfs, J.-O.; Grzeschik, M.; Weller, U.; Ivanov, M.; Cirpka, O.A.; Maier, U.; Kuch, B.; Nowak, W.; Wulfmeyer, V.; Warrach-Sagi, K.; Streck, T.; Attinger, S.; Bilke, L. ORCID logo ; Dietrich, P. ORCID logo ; Fleckenstein, J.H.; Kalbacher, T.; Kolditz, O. ORCID logo ; Rink, K.; Samaniego, L. ORCID logo ; Vogel, H.-J.; Werban, U. ORCID logo ; Teutsch, G.
Source Titel Environmental Earth Sciences
Year 2013
Volume 69
Issue 2
Page From 317
Page To 333
Language englisch
Keywords Water and solute fluxes; Water quality; Catchments; Land-surface atmosphere exchange; Processes and feedbacks; Modeling; Monitoring
UFZ wide themes TERENO; RU1
Abstract Sustainable water quality management requires a profound understanding of water fluxes (precipitation, run-off, recharge, etc.) and solute turnover such as retention, reaction, transformation, etc. at the catchment or landscape scale. The Water and Earth System Science competence cluster aims at a holistic analysis of the water cycle coupled to reactive solute transport, including soil–plant–atmosphere and groundwater–surface water interactions. To facilitate exploring the impact of land-use and climate changes on water cycling and water quality, special emphasis is placed on feedbacks between the atmosphere, the land surface, and the subsurface. A major challenge lies in bridging the scales in monitoring and modeling of surface/subsurface versus atmospheric processes. The field work follows the approach of contrasting catchments, i.e. neighboring watersheds with different land use or similar watersheds with different climate. This paper introduces the featured catchments and explains methodologies of WESS by selected examples.
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Grathwohl, P., Rügner, H., Wöhling, T., Osenbrück, K., Schwientek, M., Gayler, S., Wollschläger, U., Selle, B., Pause, M., Delfs, J.-O., Grzeschik, M., Weller, U., Ivanov, M., Cirpka, O.A., Maier, U., Kuch, B., Nowak, W., Wulfmeyer, V., Warrach-Sagi, K., Streck, T., Attinger, S., Bilke, L., Dietrich, P., Fleckenstein, J.H., Kalbacher, T., Kolditz, O., Rink, K., Samaniego, L., Vogel, H.-J., Werban, U., Teutsch, G. (2013):
Catchments as reactors: a comprehensive approach for water fluxes and solute turnover
Environ. Earth Sci. 69 (2), 317 - 333 10.1007/s12665-013-2281-7