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https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2016-501
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2016-501
28 Sep 2016
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Technical Note: Monitoring streamflow generation processes at Cape Fear

Flavia Tauro, Andrea Petroselli, Aldo Fiori, Nunzio Romano, Maria Cristina Rulli, Maurizio Porfiri, Mario Palladino, and Salvatore Grimaldi

Abstract. Hillslope processes are fundamental for the comprehension of the hydrological response of natural systems. However, their complexity demands real time and continuous observations. In this paper, we assess the feasibility of studying streamflow generation processes at Cape Fear, a "hybrid" hillslope plot at University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy. Cape Fear is a 7 × 7 m2 confined soil-filled wood-sided plot, whose water fluxes can be continuously monitored. The plot design is simple, yet versatile to test hypotheses on the hydrological response of hillslope areas. The suitability of the plot for investigating runoff generation and hillslope processes is presented through a demonstrative experiment in the case of a natural rainfall event. A combination of traditional and innovative measurement techniques confirms that runoff onset is due to saturation overland flow. Future studies will address the influence of diverse land covers and spatial pathways evolution on the response at the hillslope scale.

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Flavia Tauro, Andrea Petroselli, Aldo Fiori, Nunzio Romano, Maria Cristina Rulli, Maurizio Porfiri, Mario Palladino, and Salvatore Grimaldi
 
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Flavia Tauro, Andrea Petroselli, Aldo Fiori, Nunzio Romano, Maria Cristina Rulli, Maurizio Porfiri, Mario Palladino, and Salvatore Grimaldi
Flavia Tauro, Andrea Petroselli, Aldo Fiori, Nunzio Romano, Maria Cristina Rulli, Maurizio Porfiri, Mario Palladino, and Salvatore Grimaldi

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