Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Research article
15 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 15 Nov 2023

Effects of seasonal variations in vegetation and precipitation on catchment erosion rates along a climate and ecological gradient: insights from numerical modeling

Hemanti Sharma and Todd A. Ehlers


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esurf-2022-65', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Feb 2023
    • CC1: 'Reply on RC1', Todd A. Ehlers, 07 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on esurf-2022-65', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Mar 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on esurf-2022-65 by Sharma and Ehlers', Omer Yetemen, 22 Mar 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on esurf-2022-65', Hemanti Sharma, 18 Jun 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Hemanti Sharma on behalf of the Authors (18 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Jul 2023) by Simon Mudd
RR by Erkan Istanbulluoglu (26 Jul 2023)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Aug 2023) by Simon Mudd
AR by Hemanti Sharma on behalf of the Authors (11 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (25 Sep 2023) by Simon Mudd
ED: Publish as is (06 Oct 2023) by Niels Hovius (Editor)
AR by Hemanti Sharma on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2023)
Short summary
Seasonality in precipitation (P) and vegetation (V) influences catchment erosion (E), although which factor plays the dominant role is unclear. In this study, we performed a sensitivity analysis of E to P–V seasonality through numerical modeling. Our results suggest that P variations strongly influence seasonal variations in E, while the effect of seasonal V variations is secondary but significant. This is more pronounced in moderate and least pronounced in extreme environmental settings.