Articles | Volume 24, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1823–1830, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1823-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1823–1830, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1823-2020

Technical note 14 Apr 2020

Technical note | 14 Apr 2020

Technical note: A two-sided affine power scaling relationship to represent the concentration–discharge relationship

José Manuel Tunqui Neira et al.

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This paper deals with the mathematical representation of concentration–discharge relationships. We propose a two-sided affine power scaling relationship (2S-APS) as an alternative to the classic one-sided power scaling relationship (commonly known as power law). We also discuss the identification of the parameters of the proposed relationship, using an appropriate numerical criterion, based on high-frequency chemical time series of the Orgeval-ORACLE observatory.