Screening variability and change of soil moisture under wide-ranging climate conditions

Snow dynamics effects

Lucile Verrot, Georgia Destouni

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Abstract

Soil moisture influences and is influenced by water, climate, and ecosystem conditions, affecting associated ecosystem services in the landscape. This paper couples snow storage-melting dynamics with an analytical modeling approach to screening basin-scale, long-term soil moisture variability and change in a changing climate. This coupling enables assessment of both spatial differences and temporal changes across a wide range of hydro-climatic conditions. Model application is exemplified for two major Swedish hydrological basins, Norrström and Piteälven. These are located along a steep temperature gradient and have experienced different hydro-climatic changes over the time period of study, 1950–2009. Spatially, average intra-annual variability of soil moisture differs considerably between the basins due to their temperature-related differences in snow dynamics. With regard to temporal change, the long-term average state and intra-annual variability of soil moisture have not changed much, while inter-annual variability has changed considerably in response to hydro-climatic changes experienced so far in each basin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-16
Number of pages11
JournalAmbio
Volume44
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Early online date9 Jan 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

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Keywords

  • soil moisture
  • groundwater
  • snow dynamics
  • climate change
  • landscape scale
  • hydrological basin

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Screening variability and change of soil moisture under wide-ranging climate conditions : Snow dynamics effects. / Verrot, Lucile; Destouni, Georgia.

In: Ambio, Vol. 44, No. Suppl. 1, 01.2015, p. 6-16.

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Verrot, Lucile ; Destouni, Georgia. / Screening variability and change of soil moisture under wide-ranging climate conditions : Snow dynamics effects. In: Ambio. 2015 ; Vol. 44, No. Suppl. 1. pp. 6-16.
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