Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Research article
22 Feb 2017
Research article |  | 22 Feb 2017

Systematic shifts in Budyko relationships caused by groundwater storage changes

Laura E. Condon and Reed M. Maxwell


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (26 Nov 2016) by Marc Bierkens
AR by Laura Condon on behalf of the Authors (31 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Jan 2017) by Marc Bierkens
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Jan 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (29 Jan 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (02 Feb 2017) by Marc Bierkens
AR by Laura Condon on behalf of the Authors (03 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Feb 2017) by Marc Bierkens
Short summary
We evaluate the impact of groundwater–surface water exchanges on the fraction of precipitation that leaves a watershed as either surface runoff or evapotranspiration. Results show that groundwater storage can systematically influence watershed behavior at the land surface. This is an important finding because most studies of tradeoffs between runoff and evapotranspiration assume that watersheds are in a steady-state condition where there are no net exchanges between the surface and subsurface.