Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 619–635, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-619-2020
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 619–635, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-619-2020

Research article 16 Jul 2020

Research article | 16 Jul 2020

Modelling impacts of spatially variable erosion drivers on suspended sediment dynamics

Giulia Battista et al.

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AR by Giulia Battista on behalf of the Authors (07 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Apr 2020) by Greg Hancock
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 May 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 May 2020) by Greg Hancock
AR by Giulia Battista on behalf of the Authors (02 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Jun 2020) by Greg Hancock
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Jun 2020) by A. Joshua West(Editor)
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Suspended sediment load in rivers is highly uncertain because of spatial and temporal variability. By means of a hydrology and suspended sediment transport model, we investigated the effect of spatial variability in precipitation and surface erodibility on catchment sediment fluxes in a mesoscale river basin. We found that sediment load depends on the spatial variability in erosion drivers, as this affects erosion rates and the location and connectivity to the channel of the erosion areas.