(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Factors controlling hydro-sedimentary response during runoff events in a rural catchment in the humid Spanish zone

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Fac. of Sciences, Univ., A Coruña, ESPAGNE


Using a dataset comprising 3 hydrological years (2004/05–2006/07) in the Corbeira catchment (Galicia), the relationships between rainfall, runoff and suspended sediment (SS) are analysed at event scale. The catchment was instrumented to measure rainfall, water level and SS in the stream. Several event (rainfall, discharge and SS concentration and load) and pre-event (rainfall and discharge) variables were calculated for all the events analysed. Correlation matrices were developed using these data. Discharge characteristics and rainfall depth showed good correlations with SS concentration and load. Suspended sediment and discharge relationships were also examined. In most of the events, the SS peak preceded peak discharge (clockwise hysteresis), implying that zones near the stream are the main sediment source areas


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 82, no3 [pp. 206-217]

Bibliographic references : 49 ref.

Collation : 10 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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