Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Biogeosciences, 18, 3701–3732, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3701-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 3701–3732, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3701-2021

Reviews and syntheses 22 Jun 2021

Reviews and syntheses | 22 Jun 2021

Reviews and syntheses: Gaining insights into evapotranspiration partitioning with novel isotopic monitoring methods

Youri Rothfuss et al.

Related authors

CloudRoots: integration of advanced instrumental techniques and process modelling of sub-hourly and sub-kilometre land–atmosphere interactions
Jordi Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, Patrizia Ney, Oscar Hartogensis, Hugo de Boer, Kevin van Diepen, Dzhaner Emin, Geiske de Groot, Anne Klosterhalfen, Matthias Langensiepen, Maria Matveeva, Gabriela Miranda-García, Arnold F. Moene, Uwe Rascher, Thomas Röckmann, Getachew Adnew, Nicolas Brüggemann, Youri Rothfuss, and Alexander Graf
Biogeosciences, 17, 4375–4404, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-4375-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-4375-2020, 2020
Short summary
Disentangling temporal and population variability in plant root water uptake from stable isotopic analysis: when rooting depth matters in labeling studies
Valentin Couvreur, Youri Rothfuss, Félicien Meunier, Thierry Bariac, Philippe Biron, Jean-Louis Durand, Patricia Richard, and Mathieu Javaux
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3057–3075, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3057-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3057-2020, 2020
Short summary
Reviews and syntheses: Isotopic approaches to quantify root water uptake: a review and comparison of methods
Youri Rothfuss and Mathieu Javaux
Biogeosciences, 14, 2199–2224, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-2199-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-2199-2017, 2017
Short summary
Long-term and high-frequency non-destructive monitoring of water stable isotope profiles in an evaporating soil column
Y. Rothfuss, S. Merz, J. Vanderborght, N. Hermes, A. Weuthen, A. Pohlmeier, H. Vereecken, and N. Brüggemann
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4067–4080, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-4067-2015,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-4067-2015, 2015
Short summary

Related subject area

Biogeophysics: Ecohydrology
Temporal dynamics of tree xylem water isotopes: in situ monitoring and modeling
Stefan Seeger and Markus Weiler
Biogeosciences, 18, 4603–4627, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4603-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4603-2021, 2021
Short summary
What determines the sign of the evapotranspiration response to afforestation in European summer?
Marcus Breil, Edouard L. Davin, and Diana Rechid
Biogeosciences, 18, 1499–1510, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-1499-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-1499-2021, 2021
Short summary
Predicting evapotranspiration from drone-based thermography – a method comparison in a tropical oil palm plantation
Florian Ellsäßer, Christian Stiegler, Alexander Röll, Tania June, Hendrayanto, Alexander Knohl, and Dirk Hölscher
Biogeosciences, 18, 861–872, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-861-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-861-2021, 2021
Short summary
Patterns of plant rehydration and growth following pulses of soil moisture availability
Andrew F. Feldman, Daniel J. Short Gianotti, Alexandra G. Konings, Pierre Gentine, and Dara Entekhabi
Biogeosciences, 18, 831–847, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-831-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-831-2021, 2021
Short summary
Climatic traits on daily clearness and cloudiness indices
Estefanía Muñoz and Andrés Ochoa
Biogeosciences, 18, 573–584, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-573-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-573-2021, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Allen, S. T., Keim, R. F., Barnard, H. R., McDonnell, J. J., and Brooks, J. R.: The role of stable isotopes in understanding rainfall interception processes: a review, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Water, 4, 1–17, https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1187, 2017. 
Allison, G. B.: The relationship between 18O and deuterium in water in sand columns undergoing evaporation, J. Hydrol., 55, 163–169, https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-1694(82)90127-5, 1982. 
Alton, P., Fisher, R., Los, S., and Williams, M.: Simulations of global evapotranspiration using semiempirical and mechanistic schemes of plant hydrology, Global Biogeochem. Cy., 23, Gb4023, https://doi.org/10.1029/2009gb003540, 2009. 
Anderson, R. G., Zhang, X. D., and Skaggs, T. H.: Measurement and partitioning of evapotranspiration for application to vadose zone studies, Vadose Zone J., 16, 1–9, https://doi.org/10.2136/vzj2017.08.0155, 2017. 
Aouade, G., Ezzahar, J., Amenzou, N., Er-Raki, S., Benkaddour, A., Khabba, S., and Jarlan, L.: Combining stable isotopes, Eddy Covariance system and meteorological measurements for partitioning evapotranspiration, of winter wheat, into soil evaporation and plant transpiration in a semi-arid region, Agr. Water Manage., 177, 181–192, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2016.07.021, 2016. 
Download

The requested paper has a corresponding corrigendum published. Please read the corrigendum first before downloading the article.

Short summary
The partitioning of evapotranspiration into evaporation from soil and transpiration from plants is crucial for a wide range of parties, from farmers to policymakers. In this work, we focus on a particular partitioning method, based on the stable isotopic analysis of water. In particular, we aim at highlighting the challenges that this method is currently facing and, in light of recent methodological developments, propose ways forward for the isotopic-partitioning community.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint