Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Research article
11 Nov 2016
Research article |  | 11 Nov 2016

Multiple runoff processes and multiple thresholds control agricultural runoff generation

Shabnam Saffarpour, Andrew W. Western, Russell Adams, and Jeffrey J. McDonnell


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (07 Sep 2016) by Markus Hrachowitz
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (21 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Oct 2016) by Markus Hrachowitz
Short summary
A variety of threshold mechanisms influence the transfer of rainfall to runoff from catchments. Some of these mechanisms depend on the occurrence of intense rainfall and others depend on the catchment being wet. This article first provides a framework for considering which mechanisms are important in different situations and then uses that framework to examine the behaviour of a catchment in Australia that exhibits a mix of both rainfall intensity and catchment wetness dependent thresholds.