Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Research article
30 Apr 2013
Research article |  | 30 Apr 2013

Importance of vegetation, topography and flow paths for water transit times of base flow in alpine headwater catchments

M. H. Mueller, R. Weingartner, and C. Alewell

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