Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4327–4344, 2015

Special issue: HYPER Droughts (HYdrological Precipitation – Evaporation...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4327–4344, 2015
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28 Oct 2015
Research article  | Highlight paper | 28 Oct 2015

Regional analysis of groundwater droughts using hydrograph classification

J. P. Bloomfield et al.

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To improve the design of drought monitoring networks and water resource management during episodes of drought, there is a need for a better understanding of spatial variations in the response of aquifers to major meteorological droughts. This paper is the first to describe a suite of methods to quantify such variations. Using an analysis of groundwater level data for a case study from the UK, the influence of catchment characteristics on the varied response of groundwater to droughts is explored