Articles | Volume 20, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2899–2912, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-2899-2016

Special issue: Geomorphometry: advances in technologies and methods for Earth...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2899–2912, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-2899-2016

Research article 19 Jul 2016

Research article | 19 Jul 2016

On the propagation of diel signals in river networks using analytic solutions of flow equations

Morgan Fonley et al.

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We design and implement a theoretical experiment to show that, under low-flow conditions, observed streamflow discrepancies between early and late summer can be attributed to different flow velocities in the river network. By developing an analytic solution to represent flow along a given river network, we emphasize the dependence of streamflow amplitude and time delay on the geomorphology of the network. We also simulate using a realistic river network to highlight the effects of scale.