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The diversified economics of soil water

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Soil water that evaporates or is tapped by plants is largely separate from that which runs into streams and recharges groundwater. This finding has big implications for our understanding of water cycling. See Letter p.91

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Figure 1: Evaporation shifts in two models of soil-water allocation.

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Bowen, G. The diversified economics of soil water. Nature 525, 43–44 (2015) doi:10.1038/525043a

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