Articles | Volume 23, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1885–1904, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-1885-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1885–1904, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-1885-2019
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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 et al.

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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.