Articles | Volume 25, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2133–2158, 2021

Special issue: Linking landscape organisation and hydrological functioning:...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2133–2158, 2021

Research article 20 Apr 2021

Research article | 20 Apr 2021

How catchment characteristics influence hydrological pathways and travel times in a boreal landscape

Elin Jutebring Sterte et al.

Data sets

Hydrological Research at Krycklan Catchment Study Krycklan Database

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Surface-ground water interaction: From watershed processes to hyporheic exchange E. Jutebring Sterte, E. Lindborg, F. Lidman, H. Laudon, R. Huseby Karlsen, and Y. Sjöberg

Short summary
A numerical model was used to estimate annual and seasonal mean travel times across 14 long-term nested monitored catchments in the boreal region. The estimated travel times and young water fractions were consistent with observed variations of base cation concentration and stable water isotopes, δ18O. Soil type was the most important factor regulating the variation in mean travel times among sub-catchments, while the areal coverage of mires increased the young water fraction.