Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4503–4524, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-4503-2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4503–4524, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-4503-2016

Research article 10 Nov 2016

Research article | 10 Nov 2016

Climate elasticity of streamflow revisited – an elasticity index based on long-term hydrometeorological records

Vazken Andréassian et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Jul 2015) by Ralf Merz
AR by Vazken Andréassian on behalf of the Authors (21 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (06 May 2016) by Ralf Merz
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 May 2016) by Ralf Merz
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (24 May 2016)
RR by Alberto Viglione (03 Jun 2016)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (21 Jun 2016) by Ralf Merz
AR by Vazken Andréassian on behalf of the Authors (12 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Aug 2016) by Ralf Merz
AR by Vazken Andréassian on behalf of the Authors (06 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We present a new method to derive the empirical (i.e., data-based) elasticity of streamflow to precipitation and potential evaporation. This method, which uses long-term hydrometeorological records, is tested on a set of 519 French catchments. We compare our method with the classical approach found in the literature and demonstrate its robustness and efficiency. Empirical elasticity is a powerful tool to test the extrapolation capacity of hydrological models.