Articles | Volume 27, issue 21
Research article
09 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 09 Nov 2023

Modelling flood frequency and magnitude in a glacially conditioned, heterogeneous landscape: testing the importance of land cover and land use

Pamela E. Tetford and Joseph R. Desloges


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-411', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Mar 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Pamela Tetford, 06 Jun 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-411', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 May 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Pamela Tetford, 06 Jun 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (22 Jun 2023) by Efrat Morin
AR by Pamela Tetford on behalf of the Authors (01 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Aug 2023) by Efrat Morin
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Sep 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (26 Sep 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Oct 2023) by Efrat Morin
AR by Pamela Tetford on behalf of the Authors (10 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
An efficient regional flood frequency model relates drainage area to discharge, with a major assumption of similar basin conditions. In a landscape with variable glacial deposits and land use, we characterize varying hydrological function using 28 explanatory variables. We demonstrate that (1) a heterogeneous landscape requires objective model selection criteria to optimize the fit of flow data, and (2) incorporating land use as a predictor variable improves the drainage area to discharge model.