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Hydrological responses to rainfall events including the extratropical cyclone Gloria in two contrasting Mediterranean headwaters in Spain; the perennial font del Regàs and the intermittent Fuirosos

Ledesma, José L. J. ORCID iD icon; Lupon, Anna; Bernal, Susana


Catchment hydrological responses to precipitation inputs, particularly during exceptionally large storms, are complex and variable, and our understanding of the associated runoff generation processes during those events is limited. Hydrological monitoring of climatically and hydrologically distinct catchments can help to improve this understanding by shedding light on the interplay between antecedent soil moisture conditions, hydrological connectivity, and rainfall event characteristics. This knowledge is urgently needed considering that both the frequency and magnitude of extreme precipitation events are increasing worldwide as a consequence of climate change. In autumn 2018, we installed water level sensors to monitor stream water and near-stream groundwater levels at two Mediterranean forest headwater catchments with contrasting hydrological regimes: Font del Regàs (sub-humid climate, perennial flow regime) and Fuirosos (semi-arid climate, intermittent flow regime). Both catchments are located in northeastern Spain, where the extratropical cyclone Gloria hit in January 2020 and left in ca. 65 h outstanding accumulated rainfalls of 424 mm in Font del Regàs and 230 mm in Fuirosos. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000141555
Veröffentlicht am 27.12.2021
DOI: 10.1002/hyp.14451
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie (IFGG)
Universität Karlsruhe (TH) – Interfakultative Einrichtungen (Interfakultative Einrichtungen)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 12.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0885-6087, 1099-1085
KITopen-ID: 1000141555
Erschienen in Hydrological processes
Verlag John Wiley and Sons
Band 35
Heft 12
Seiten e14451
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 23.12.2021
Schlagwörter antecedent soil moisture conditions; catchment hydrological connectivity; climate extreme;, environmental monitoring; extreme hydrological event; heavy rainfall; Mediterranean climate;, rainfall intensity
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