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HESS | Articles | Volume 23, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3807–3821, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-3807-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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Special issue: Thermodynamics and optimality in the Earth system and its...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3807–3821, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-3807-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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 et al.

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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.
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