Articles | Volume 25, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4299–4317, 2021

Special issue: Data acquisition and modelling of hydrological, hydrogeological...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4299–4317, 2021

Research article 03 Aug 2021

Research article | 03 Aug 2021

Taking theory to the field: streamflow generation mechanisms in an intermittent Mediterranean catchment

Karina Y. Gutierrez-Jurado et al.

Model code and software

daniel-partington/Pedler_creek_streamflow_generation: Model_input_files_for_Pedler_Creek (Version 1.0) Daniel Partington

Short summary
Understanding the hydrologic cycle in semi-arid landscapes includes knowing the physical processes that govern where and why rivers flow and dry within a given catchment. To gain this understanding, we put together a conceptual model of what processes we think are important and then tested that model with numerical analysis. The results broadly confirmed our hypothesis that there are three distinct regions in our study catchment that contribute to streamflow generation in quite different ways.