Articles | Volume 20, issue 12
Research article
15 Dec 2016
Research article |  | 15 Dec 2016

Age-ranked hydrological budgets and a travel time description of catchment hydrology

Riccardo Rigon, Marialaura Bancheri, and Timothy R. Green

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The goal of the paper is to analyze the theory of water age inside a catchment while accounting for multiple outflows. It tries to propose the material under a new perspective where it lines up concepts, cleans the notation, discusses some classical results, and offers some examples that help to relate the modern achievements to the theory of the IUH, clarifying assets of both of them. In doing all of this, it also produces various new results, and some regarding solute transport.