Great way to visualize Great Lakes water budgets

The bars on the left represent Precipitation onto the lake, Runoff into the lake, and Evaporation out of the lake, in thousands of cubic meters per second. To convert to cubic kilometers per year, multiply by 31.5. The bars on…

Do snow-dominated basins have lower or higher runoff ratios?

Do snow-dominated basins have lower or higher runoff ratios?

The recent Nature Climate Change paper by Berghuijs et al. analyzed the MOPEX catchments. Interestingly, they found that streamflow is greater for snowmelt-dominated catchments: In their Fig 1b, they show that basins with snow:precipitation ratio of 0.6 vs. 0.2 would…