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- Scott, Russell; Biederman, Joel
- Water resources research 2019 v.55 no.1 pp. 574-588
- arid lands; climate; drainage; evapotranspiration; groundwater recharge; growing season; land use; rain; rhizosphere; runoff; savannas; soil water; spring; summer; uncertainty; water storage; winter
- ... Quantifying how much and when precipitation (P) becomes runoff (R), evapotranspiration (ET), and drainage (D) in the critical zone is key to understanding how climate and land use impact hydrology. We quantify water balance dynamics of a semiarid savanna with a summer/winter rainfall pattern with 13 years of water fluxes and soil moisture. We find multiyear P is partitioned 96% to ET and 7% to R, ...