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A step increase in streamflow in the conterminous United States

Geophysical Research Letters

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Abstract

Annual minimum, median, and maximum daily streamflow for 400 sites in the conterminous United States (U.S.), measured during 1941-1999, were examined to identify the temporal and spatial character of changes in streamflow statistics. Results indicate a noticeable increase in annual minimum and median daily streamflow around 1970, and a less significant mixed pattern of increases and decreases in annual maximum daily streamflow. These changes in annual streamflow statistics primarily occurred in the eastern U.S. In addition, the streamflow increases appear as a step change rather than as a gradual trend and coincide with an increase in precipitation.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A step increase in streamflow in the conterminous United States
Series title:
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume
29
Issue:
24
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geophysical Research Letters
First page:
38
Last page:
1
Number of Pages:
-36