Articles | Volume 25, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 1943–1967, 2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 1943–1967, 2021

Research article 13 Apr 2021

Research article | 13 Apr 2021

Signatures of human intervention – or not? Downstream intensification of hydrological drought along a large Central Asian river: the individual roles of climate variability and land use change

Artemis Roodari et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (27 Nov 2020) by Hilary McMillan
AR by Artemis Roodari on behalf of the Authors (08 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jan 2021) by Hilary McMillan
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Mar 2021) by Hilary McMillan
Short summary
In a combined data analysis and modeling study in the transboundary Helmand River basin, we analyzed spatial patterns of drought and changes therein based on the drought indices as well as on absolute water deficits. Overall the results illustrate that flow deficits and the associated droughts clearly reflect the dynamic interplay between temporally varying regional differences in hydro-meteorological variables together with subtle and temporally varying effects linked to human intervention.