Improved understanding of soil moisture variability dynamics

Adriaan J. Teuling, Peter A. Troch

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Different trends of soil moisture variability with mean moisture content have been reported from field observations. Here we explain these trends for three different data sets by showing how vegetation, soil and topography controls interact to either create or destroy spatial variance. Improved understanding of these processes is needed for the transformation of point-scale measurements and parameterizations to scales required for climate studies, operational weather forecasting, and large scale hydrological modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 16 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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