Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 5377–5397, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-5377-2014
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 5377–5397, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-5377-2014

Research article 21 Dec 2014

Research article | 21 Dec 2014

The hydrological regime of a forested tropical Andean catchment

K. E. Clark et al.

Data sets

Kosñipata River discharge at San Pedro and Wayqecha, Peru (Clark et al. 2014) K. Clark, M. Torres, J. West, R. Hilton, M. New, A. Horwath, J. Fisher, J. Rapp, A. R. Caceres, and Y. Malhi https://doi.org/10.4211/hs.5f432a520370472683b543d493f136d1

Download
Short summary
This paper presents measurements of the balance of water inputs and outputs over 1 year for a river basin in the Andes of Peru. Our results show that the annual water budget is balanced within a few percent uncertainty; that is to say, the amount of water entering the basin was the same as the amount leaving, providing important information for understanding the water cycle. We also show that seasonal storage of water is important in sustaining the flow of water during the dry season.