Articles | Volume 26, issue 2
Research article
31 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 31 Jan 2022

Watershed zonation through hillslope clustering for tractably quantifying above- and below-ground watershed heterogeneity and functions

Haruko M. Wainwright, Sebastian Uhlemann, Maya Franklin, Nicola Falco, Nicholas J. Bouskill, Michelle E. Newcomer, Baptiste Dafflon, Erica R. Siirila-Woodburn, Burke J. Minsley, Kenneth H. Williams, and Susan S. Hubbard


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-228', Lawrence Band, 30 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-228', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (29 Sep 2021) by Genevieve Ali
AR by Haruko Wainwright on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Oct 2021) by Genevieve Ali
RR by Lawrence Band (03 Nov 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Nov 2021) by Genevieve Ali
AR by Haruko Wainwright on behalf of the Authors (08 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Dec 2021) by Genevieve Ali
Short summary
This paper has developed a tractable approach for characterizing watershed heterogeneity and its relationship with key functions such as ecosystem sensitivity to droughts and nitrogen export. We have applied clustering methods to classify hillslopes into watershed zones that have distinct distributions of bedrock-to-canopy properties as well as key functions. This is a powerful approach for guiding watershed experiments and sampling as well as informing hydrological and biogeochemical models.