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Reply to Comment by Michael D. Novak on Evaporation From Soils Under Thermal Boundary Conditions: Experimental and Modeling Investigation to Compare Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Based Approaches

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Colorado School of Mines Golden United States

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This reply is written in response to Dr. Michael Novaks comments on our paper entitled Evaporation from soils under thermal boundary conditions Experimental and modeling investigation to compare equilibrium and nonequilibrium based approaches. We appreciate the effort by Dr. Novak to look critically at the paper. We hope that this response will help to resolve some of the issues raised by Dr. Novak and to better communicate our approach and contributions to the reader. There are two main aspects to Dr. Novaks comments. First, Dr. Novak disagrees with the assumptions and formulations of the nonequilibrium based modeling approach that we present in the paper. In his comments, an alternative approach has been presented and we agree that it has merit.

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  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Thermodynamics

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