Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2983–3005, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2983-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2983–3005, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2983-2019
Research article
15 Jul 2019
Research article | 15 Jul 2019

Monitoring snowpack outflow volumes and their isotopic composition to better understand streamflow generation during rain-on-snow events

Andrea Rücker et al.

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To better understand how rain-on-snow (ROS) events affect snowpack outflow volumes and streamflow generation, we measured snowpack outflow volumes and isotopic composition during 10 ROS events with automated snowmelt lysimeters at three locations in a pre-Alpine catchment. We quantified the spatio-temporal variability of snowpack outflow and its relative contribution to streamflow, and identified rainfall characteristics and initial snow depth as major controls on snow hydrological processes.