Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1101–1107, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1101-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1101–1107, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1101-2020

Technical note 06 Mar 2020

Technical note | 06 Mar 2020

Technical note: An improved discharge sensitivity metric for young water fractions

Francesc Gallart et al.

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The CH-IRP data set: fortnightly data of δ2H and δ18O in streamflow and precipitation in Switzerland M. Staudinger, S. Seeger, B. Herbstritt, M. Stoelzle, J. Seibert, K. Stahl, and M. Weiler https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3659679

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Short summary
How catchments store and release rain or melting water is still not well known. Now, it is broadly accepted that most of the water in streams is older than several months, and a relevant part may be many years old. But the age of water depends on the stream regime, being usually younger during high flows. This paper tries to provide tools for better analysing how the age of waters varies with flow in a catchment and for comparing the behaviour of catchments diverging in climate, size and regime.