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HESS | Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3841–3861, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3841-2018
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3841–3861, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3841-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 19 Jul 2018

Research article | 19 Jul 2018

Sensitivity of young water fractions to hydro-climatic forcing and landscape properties across 22 Swiss catchments

Jana von Freyberg et al.

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We explored how the fraction of streamflow younger than ca. 3 months (Fyw) varies with landscape characteristics and climatic forcing, using an extensive isotope data set from 22 Swiss catchments. Overall, Fyw tends to be larger when catchments are wet and discharge is correspondingly higher, indicating an increase in the proportional contribution of faster flow paths at higher flows. We quantify this discharge sensitivity of Fyw and relate it to the dominant streamflow-generating mechanisms.
We explored how the fraction of streamflow younger than ca. 3 months (Fyw) varies with landscape...
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