Articles | Volume 25, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 6173–6183, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-6173-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 6173–6183, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-6173-2021

Research article 06 Dec 2021

Research article | 06 Dec 2021

Coherence of global hydroclimate classification systems

Kathryn L. McCurley Pisarello and James W. Jawitz

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (13 Jan 2021) by Roger Moussa
AR by James Jawitz on behalf of the Authors (13 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Jan 2021) by Roger Moussa
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (27 Jan 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Jan 2021)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (15 Mar 2021) by Roger Moussa
AR by James Jawitz on behalf of the Authors (02 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Sep 2021) by Roger Moussa
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (18 Oct 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Oct 2021) by Roger Moussa
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Short summary
Climate classification systems divide the Earth into zones of similar climates. We compared the within-zone hydroclimate similarity and zone shape complexity of a suite of climate classification systems, including new ones formed in this study. The most frequently used system had high similarity but high complexity. We propose the Water-Energy Clustering framework, which also had high similarity but lower complexity. This new system is therefore proposed for future hydroclimate assessments.