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https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5847-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5847-2018
Research article
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13 Nov 2018
Research article |  | 13 Nov 2018

Studying catchment storm response using event- and pre-event-water volumes as fractions of precipitation rather than discharge

Jana von Freyberg, Bjørn Studer, Michael Rinderer, and James W. Kirchner

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We show event- and pre-event-water volumes as fractions of precipitation, rather than discharge, to provide an alternative and more insightful approach to study catchment hydrological processes. For this, we analyze 24 storm events using high-frequency measurements of stable water isotopes in stream water and precipitation at a pre-Alpine catchment. Antecedent wetness and storm characteristics are dominant controls on event-water discharge and pre-event-water mobilization from storage.