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Volume 21, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1051–1062, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1051-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Special issue: Observations and modeling of land surface water and energy...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1051–1062, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1051-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 20 Feb 2017

Research article | 20 Feb 2017

A case study of field-scale maize irrigation patterns in western Nebraska: implications for water managers and recommendations for hyper-resolution land surface modeling

Justin Gibson et al.

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The human use of water for irrigation is often ignored in models and operational forecasts. We describe four plausible and relatively simple irrigation routines that can be coupled to the next generation of models. The routines are tested against a unique irrigation dataset from western Nebraska. The most aggressive water-saving irrigation routine indicates a potential irrigation savings of 120 mm yr−1 and yield losses of less than 3 % against the crop model benchmark and historical averages.
The human use of water for irrigation is often ignored in models and operational forecasts. We...
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