Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1159–1170, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1159-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1159–1170, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1159-2020

Research article 11 Mar 2020

Research article | 11 Mar 2020

Recession analysis revisited: impacts of climate on parameter estimation

Elizabeth R. Jachens et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (17 Sep 2019) by Daniel Viviroli
AR by Elizabeth R. Jachens on behalf of the Authors (15 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Oct 2019) by Daniel Viviroli
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Jan 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Jan 2020) by Daniel Viviroli
AR by Elizabeth R. Jachens on behalf of the Authors (01 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Feb 2020) by Daniel Viviroli
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Recession analysis uses the receding streamflow following precipitation events to estimate watershed-average properties. Two methods for recession analysis use recession events individually or all events collectively. Using synthetic case studies, this paper shows that analyzing recessions collectively produces flawed interpretations. Moving forward, recession analysis using individual recessions should be used to describe the average and variability of watershed behavior.