Articles | Volume 26, issue 13
Research article
13 Jul 2022
Research article |  | 13 Jul 2022

Exploring river–aquifer interactions and hydrological system response using baseflow separation, impulse response modeling, and time series analysis in three temperate lowland catchments

Min Lu, Bart Rogiers, Koen Beerten, Matej Gedeon, and Marijke Huysmans


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-422', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Min Lu, 23 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-422', Frank Schwartz, 27 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Min Lu, 20 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (20 Nov 2021) by Nadia Ursino
AR by Min Lu on behalf of the Authors (30 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Jan 2022) by Nadia Ursino
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (16 Feb 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (27 May 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 May 2022) by Nadia Ursino
AR by Min Lu on behalf of the Authors (09 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Jun 2022) by Nadia Ursino
Short summary
Lowland rivers and shallow aquifers are closely coupled. We study their interactions here using a combination of impulse response modeling and hydrological data analysis. The results show that the lowland catchments are groundwater dominated and that the hydrological system from precipitation impulse to groundwater inflow response is a very fast response regime. This study also provides an alternative method to estimate groundwater inflow to rivers from the perspective of groundwater level.