Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 561–580, 2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 561–580, 2020

Research article 06 Feb 2020

Research article | 06 Feb 2020

Hydrological signatures describing the translation of climate seasonality into streamflow seasonality

Sebastian J. Gnann et al.

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In many places, seasonal variability in precipitation and evapotranspiration (climate) leads to seasonal variability in river flow (streamflow). In this work, we explore how climate seasonality is transformed into streamflow seasonality and what controls this transformation (e.g. climate aridity and geology). The results might be used in grouping catchments, predicting the seasonal streamflow regime in ungauged catchments, and building hydrological simulation models.