Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Research article
01 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 01 Jul 2016

Three-parameter-based streamflow elasticity model: application to MOPEX basins in the USA at annual and seasonal scales

Goutam Konapala and Ashok K. Mishra

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Subject: Catchment hydrology | Techniques and Approaches: Modelling approaches
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We present a three-parameter streamflow elasticity model as a function of precipitation, potential evaporation, and change in groundwater storage applicable at both seasonal and annual scales. The analysis of the modified equation at annual and seasonal scale indicated that the groundwater and surface water storage change contributes significantly to the streamflow elasticity.