Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 10, 1–22, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-1-2022
Earth Surf. Dynam., 10, 1–22, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-1-2022

Research article 06 Jan 2022

Research article | 06 Jan 2022

Transmissivity and groundwater flow exert a strong influence on drainage density

Elco Luijendijk

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Review of esurf-2021-33', Marijn van der Meij, 10 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Elco Luijendijk, 29 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on esurf-2021-33', Stefan Hergarten, 19 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Elco Luijendijk, 29 Jul 2021
  • EC1: 'Comment on esurf-2021-33', Wolfgang Schwanghart, 04 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Elco Luijendijk on behalf of the Authors (06 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Aug 2021) by Wolfgang Schwanghart
RR by Stefan Hergarten (05 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Sep 2021) by Wolfgang Schwanghart
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Nov 2021) by Tom Coulthard(Editor)
AR by Elco Luijendijk on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Elco Luijendijk on behalf of the Authors (05 Jan 2022)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (05 Jan 2022) by Wolfgang Schwanghart
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Short summary
The distance between rivers is a noticeable feature of the Earth's surface. Previous work has indicated that subsurface groundwater flow may be important for drainage density. Here, I present a new model that combines subsurface and surface water flow and erosion, and demonstrates that groundwater exerts an important control on drainage density. Streams that incise rapidly can capture the groundwater discharge of adjacent streams, which may cause these streams to become dry and stop incising.