Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 849–867, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-849-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 849–867, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-849-2020

Research article 25 Feb 2020

Research article | 25 Feb 2020

Beyond binary baseflow separation: a delayed-flow index for multiple streamflow contributions

Michael Stoelzle et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (25 Aug 2019) by Micha Werner
AR by Michael Stoelzle on behalf of the Authors (18 Nov 2019)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (16 Dec 2019) by Micha Werner
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Dec 2019) by Micha Werner
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Jan 2020)
ED: Publish as is (20 Jan 2020) by Micha Werner
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During dry weather, different delayed sources of runoff (e.g. from groundwater, wetlands or snowmelt) modulate the magnitude and variability of streamflow. Hydrograph separation methods often do not distinguish these delayed contributions and mostly pool them into only two components (i.e. quickflow and baseflow). We propose a method that uncovers multiple components and demonstrates how they better reflect streamflow generation processes of different flow regimes.