Articles | Volume 24, issue 11
Technical note
24 Nov 2020
Technical note |  | 24 Nov 2020

Technical note: Calculation scripts for ensemble hydrograph separation

James W. Kirchner and Julia L. A. Knapp

Model code and software

Ensemble hydrograph separation scripts James W. Kirchner and Julia L. A. Knapp

Short summary
Ensemble hydrograph separation is a powerful new tool for measuring the age distribution of streamwater. However, the calculations are complex and may be difficult for researchers to implement on their own. Here we present scripts that perform these calculations in either MATLAB or R so that researchers do not need to write their own codes. We explain how these scripts work and how to use them. We demonstrate several potential applications using a synthetic catchment data set.