Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 3951–3968, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-3951-2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 3951–3968, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-3951-2015
Research article
24 Sep 2015
Research article | 24 Sep 2015

Uncertainty in hydrological signatures

I. K. Westerberg and H. K. McMillan

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This study investigated the effect of uncertainties in data and calculation methods on hydrological signatures. We present a widely applicable method to evaluate signature uncertainty and show results for two example catchments. The uncertainties were often large (i.e. typical intervals of ±10–40% relative uncertainty) and highly variable between signatures. It is therefore important to consider uncertainty when signatures are used for hydrological and ecohydrological analyses and modelling.