Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 17–36, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-17-2020
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 17–36, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-17-2020
Research article
17 Jan 2020
Research article | 17 Jan 2020

Temperature effects on the spatial structure of heavy rainfall modify catchment hydro-morphological response

Nadav Peleg et al.

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Extreme rainfall is expected to intensify with increasing temperatures, which will likely affect rainfall spatial structure. The spatial variability of rainfall can affect streamflow and sediment transport volumes and peaks. The sensitivity of the hydro-morphological response to changes in the structure of heavy rainfall was investigated. It was found that the morphological components are more sensitive to changes in rainfall spatial structure in comparison to the hydrological components.