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Reply to comment of Legates et al.

Labat, David and Goddéris, Yves and Probst, Jean-Luc and Guyot, Jean-Loup Reply to comment of Legates et al. (2005) Advances in Water Resources, 2 (12). 1316-1319. ISSN 0309-1708

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2005.04.007


In the previous comment, Legates et al. express concern about the statistical reliability of the positive runoff–temperature relationship presented by Labat et al. We are grateful for this opportunity to respond to these concerns. As Legates et al. correctly points out, the effect of temperature on runoff is a complex relationship, which involves precipitation, evaporation, anthropomorphic affects, among others. As such, the effect of increased temperature on runoff is strongly dependent on the identity of the watershed of interest. For example, a watershed located in a glaciated region, such as Iceland, exhibits a strong positive correlation between runoff and temperature, whereas a watershed located in a arid climate, such as the Sahara desert, exhibits a negative correlation; often there is no run off at all during the summer months in such watersheds.

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Institution:French research institutions > Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - IRD (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
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