Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Research article
21 Jan 2015
Research article |  | 21 Jan 2015

Climate and hydrological variability: the catchment filtering role

I. Andrés-Doménech, R. García-Bartual, A. Montanari, and J. B. Marco


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (29 Nov 2014) by Sabine Attinger
AR by Ignacio Andrés-Doménech on behalf of the Authors (06 Dec 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Dec 2014) by Sabine Attinger
Short summary
Does climate variability necessarily imply hydrological variability? This paper analyses the catchment filtering role by analytically deriving the annual maximum peak flow frequency distribution based on realistic hypotheses about the rainfall process and the rainfall-runoff transformation. Depending on changes in the annual number of rainfall events, the catchment filtering role is particularly significant. Results also largely depend on the return period considered.