Global Characteristics of Stream Flow Seasonality and Variability

@article{Dettinger2000GlobalCO,
  title={Global Characteristics of Stream Flow Seasonality and Variability},
  author={Michael D. Dettinger and Henry F. Diaz},
  journal={Journal of Hydrometeorology},
  year={2000},
  volume={1},
  pages={289-310}
}
Monthly stream flow series from 1345 sites around the world are used to characterize geographic differences in the seasonality and year-to-year variability of stream flow. Stream flow seasonality varies regionally, depending on the timing of maximum precipitation, evapotranspiration, and contributions from snow and ice. Lags between peaks of precipitation and stream flow vary smoothly from long delays in high-latitude and mountainous regions to short delays in the warmest sectors. Stream flow… 

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