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11 Jun 2015
Model experiment description paper | Highlight paper |  | 11 Jun 2015

A large-scale simulation model to assess karstic groundwater recharge over Europe and the Mediterranean

A. Hartmann, T. Gleeson, R. Rosolem, F. Pianosi, Y. Wada, and T. Wagener


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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (27 Mar 2015)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Apr 2015) by Hilary McMillan
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (27 Apr 2015) by Hilary McMillan
AR by Andreas Hartmann on behalf of the Authors (07 May 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 May 2015) by Hilary McMillan
Short summary
We present a new approach to assess karstic groundwater recharge over Europe and the Mediterranean. Cluster analysis is used to subdivide all karst regions into four typical karst landscapes and to simulate karst recharge with a process-based karst model. We estimate its parameters by a combination of a priori information and observations of soil moisture and evapotranspiration. Independent observations of recharge that present large-scale models significantly under-estimate karstic recharge.