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HESS | Articles | Volume 22, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 6127–6146, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-6127-2018
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean (ACP/AMT/GMD/HESS/NHESS/OS...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 6127–6146, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-6127-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 29 Nov 2018

Research article | 29 Nov 2018

How does initial soil moisture influence the hydrological response? A case study from southern France

Magdalena Uber et al.

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We investigate how rivers in a flash-flood-prone region in southern France respond to rainfall depending on initial soil moisture. Therefore, high-resolution data of rainfall, river discharge and soil moisture were used. We find that during dry initial conditions, the rivers hardly respond even for heavy rain events, but for wet initial conditions, the response remains unpredictable: for some rain events almost all rainfall is transformed to discharge, whereas this is not the case for others.
We investigate how rivers in a flash-flood-prone region in southern France respond to rainfall...
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