[1797] - Using Sap Flow Data to Parameterize the Feddes Water Stress Model for Norway Spruce

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Rabbel, I., Bogena, H., Neuwirth, B., Diekkrüger, B., 2018. Using Sap Flow Data to Parameterize the Feddes Water Stress Model for Norway Spruce. water, 10, 1 - 19. DOI: 10.3390/w10030279.
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Title(s):Main Title: Using Sap Flow Data to Parameterize the Feddes Water Stress Model for Norway Spruce
Description(s):Abstract: Tree water use is a key variable in forest eco-hydrological studies and is often monitored by sap flow measurements. Upscaling these point measurements to the stand or catchment level, however, is still challenging. Due to the spatio-temporal heterogeneity of stand structure and soil water supply, extensive measuring campaigns are needed to determine stand water use from sap flow measurements alone. Therefore, many researchers apply water balance models to estimate stand transpiration. To account for the effects of limited soil water supply on stand transpiration, models commonly refer to plant water stress functions, which have rarely been parameterized for forest trees. The aim of this study was to parameterize the Feddes water stress model for Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.). After successful calibration and validation of the soil hydrological model HYDRUS-1D, we combined root-zone water potential simulations with a new plant water stress factor derived from sap flow measurements at two plots of contrasting soil moisture regimes. By calibrating HYDRUS-1D against our sap flow data, we determined the critical limits of soil water supply. Drought stress reduced the transpiration activity of mature Norway spruce at root-zone pressure heads <−4100 cm, while aeration stress was not observed. Using the recalibrated Feddes parameters in HYDRUS-1D also improved our water balance simulations. We conclude that the consideration of sap flow information in soil hydrological modeling is a promising way towards more realistic water balance simulations in forest ecosystems.
Identifier(s):DOI: 10.3390/w10030279
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Creator(s):Author: Inken Rabbel
Author: Heye Bogena
Author: Burkhard Neuwirth
Author: Bernd Diekkrüger
Publisher:MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), Basel, Switzerland
TR32 Topic:Vegetation
Related Sub-project(s):C1
Subject(s):CRC/TR32 Keywords: Sap Flow, Hydrological Modelling, Soil Moisture
Topic Category:Environment
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File Name:water_10_0027_1.pdf
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File Size:1947 kB (1.901 MB)
Date(s):Date Accepted: 2018-03-07
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Measurement Region:Erkensruhr
Measurement Location:Wüstebach
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Article Type:Journal
Number Of Pages:19
Page Range:1 - 19
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Metadata Creator:Inken Rabbel
Metadata Created:2018-06-18
Metadata Last Updated:2018-06-19
Funding Phase:3
Metadata Language:English
Metadata Version:V42
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