publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

The hierarchy of controls on snowmelt-runoff generation over seasonally-frozen hillslopes

Coles, Anna E.; Appels, Willemijn M.; McConkey, Brian G.; McDonnell, Jeffrey J.;
Open Access
  • Published: 27 Sep 2018 Journal: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions (eissn: 1812-2116, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Copernicus GmbH
Abstract
<jats:p>Understanding and modeling snowmelt-runoff generation in seasonally-frozen regions is a major challenge in hydrology. Partly, this is because the controls on hillslope-scale snowmelt-runoff generation are potentially extensive and their hierarchy is poorly understood. Understanding the relative importance of controls (e.g. topography, vegetation, land use, soil characteristics, and precipitation dynamics) on runoff response is necessary for model development, spatial extrapolation, and runoff classification schemes. Multiple interacting process controls, the nonlinearities between them, and the resultant threshold-like activation of runoff, typically are...
Subjects
free text keywords: Snowmelt, Soil horizon, Water content, Infiltration (hydrology), Surface runoff, Hydrology, Geology, Runoff curve number, Soil water, Snow
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

The hierarchy of controls on snowmelt-runoff generation over seasonally-frozen hillslopes

Coles, Anna E.; Appels, Willemijn M.; McConkey, Brian G.; McDonnell, Jeffrey J.;