Articles | Volume 23, issue 9
Research article
18 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 18 Sep 2019

A topographic index explaining hydrological similarity by accounting for the joint controls of runoff formation

Ralf Loritz, Axel Kleidon, Conrad Jackisch, Martijn Westhoff, Uwe Ehret, Hoshin Gupta, and Erwin Zehe


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (02 Jul 2019) by Stefan Hergarten
AR by Ralf Loritz on behalf of the Authors (10 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Jul 2019) by Stefan Hergarten
RR by Shervan Gharari (12 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (28 Aug 2019) by Stefan Hergarten
Short summary
In this study, we develop a topographic index explaining hydrological similarity within a energy-centered framework, with the observation that the majority of potential energy is dissipated when rainfall becomes runoff.