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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 3517-3539, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-3517-2015
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Research article
10 Aug 2015
Quantitative historical hydrology in Europe
G. Benito et al.
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RC C1416: 'Review by Neil Macdonald', Neil Macdonald, 11 May 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC C1544: 'Reply to Neil Macdonald's comment', Gerardo Benito, 16 May 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC C1837: 'Interactive comment of Lothar Schulte (Referee) on "Quantitative historical hydrology" by Benito et al.', Lothar Schulte, 28 May 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
AC C1990: 'Reply to comment C1837–C1841, 2015 by Lothar Schulte', Gerardo Benito, 06 Jun 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC C1868: 'Review of the paper Quantitative historical hydrology in Europe, submitted by Benito et al', Maria-Carmen Llasat, 30 May 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC C1995: 'Reply to comments C1868-2015 by Carmen Llasat', Gerardo Benito, 06 Jun 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (26 Jun 2015) by Günter Blöschl  
AR by Gerardo Benito on behalf of the Authors (02 Jul 2015)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Jul 2015) by Günter Blöschl  
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Short summary
Historical hydrology combines documentary data with hydrological methods to lengthen flow records to the past centuries. We describe the methodological evolution of historical hydrology under the influence of developments in hydraulics and statistics. Analysis of 45 case studies in Europe show that present flood magnitudes are not unusual in the context of the past, whereas flood frequency has decreased, although some rivers show a reactivation of rare floods over the last two decades.
Historical hydrology combines documentary data with hydrological methods to lengthen flow...
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