Articles | Volume 23, issue 4
Research article
08 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 08 Apr 2019

Anthropogenic and catchment characteristic signatures in the water quality of Swiss rivers: a quantitative assessment

Martina Botter, Paolo Burlando, and Simone Fatichi


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AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (19 Aug 2018) by Laurent Pfister
AR by Martina Botter on behalf of the Authors (26 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Nov 2018) by Laurent Pfister
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Jan 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Feb 2019) by Laurent Pfister
AR by Martina Botter on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Mar 2019) by Laurent Pfister

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Martina Botter on behalf of the Authors (03 Apr 2019)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (08 Apr 2019) by Laurent Pfister
Short summary
The study focuses on the solute export from rivers with the purpose of discerning the impacts of anthropic activities and catchment characteristics on water quality. The results revealed a more detectable impact of the anthropic activities than of the catchment characteristics. The solute export follows different dynamics depending on catchment characteristics and mainly on solute-specific properties. The export modality is consistent across different catchments only for a minority of solutes.