Articles | Volume 26, issue 9
Review article
12 May 2022
Review article |  | 12 May 2022

Flood generation: process patterns from the raindrop to the ocean

Günter Blöschl


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-2', Luca Brocca, 13 Jan 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply to CC1', Günter Blöschl, 03 Feb 2022
  • RC1: 'Referee comment on hess-2022-2', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply to RC1', Günter Blöschl, 03 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-2', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Jan 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply to RC2', Günter Blöschl, 03 Feb 2022
  • RC3: 'This is essential reading for all starting PhD students in hydrology', Anonymous Referee #3, 26 Jan 2022
    • AC4: 'Reply to RC3', Günter Blöschl, 03 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (02 Apr 2022) by Alberto Guadagnini
AR by Günter Blöschl on behalf of the Authors (06 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Apr 2022) by Alberto Guadagnini
Short summary
Sound understanding of how floods come about allows for the development of more reliable flood management tools that assist in mitigating their negative impacts. This article reviews river flood generation processes and flow paths across space scales, starting from water movement in the soil pores and moving up to hillslopes, catchments, regions and entire continents. To assist model development, there is a need to learn from observed patterns of flood generation processes at all spatial scales.