Journal cover Journal topic
Earth System Science Data The data publishing journal
Journal topic

Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 10.951 IF 10.951
  • IF 5-year value: 9.899 IF 5-year
    9.899
  • CiteScore value: 9.74 CiteScore
    9.74
  • SNIP value: 3.111 SNIP 3.111
  • IPP value: 8.99 IPP 8.99
  • SJR value: 5.229 SJR 5.229
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 38 Scimago H
    index 38
  • h5-index value: 33 h5-index 33
Discussion papers
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2019-94
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2019-94
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Submitted as: data description paper 15 Jul 2019

Submitted as: data description paper | 15 Jul 2019

Review status
This discussion paper is a preprint. It is a manuscript under review for the journal Earth System Science Data (ESSD).

Runoff reaction from extreme rainfall events on natural hillslopes: A data set from 132 large scale sprinkling experiments in south-west Germany

Fabian Ries1, Lara Kirn2, and Markus Weiler1 Fabian Ries et al.
  • 1Chair of Hydrology, University of Freiburg, 79098 Freiburg, Germany
  • 2Unger Ingenieure, 79098 Freiburg, Germany

Abstract. Pluvial or flash floods generated by heavy precipitation events cause high economic damages and loss of life worldwide. As discharge observations from such extreme occurrences are rare especially on the scale of small catchments or even hillslopes, data from artificial sprinkling experiments offer valuable information on runoff generation processes, overland and subsurface flow rates and response times. We conducted 132 large-scale sprinkling experiments on natural hillslopes at 23 sites with different soil types and geology on pastures and arable lands within the federal state of Baden-Württemberg in south-west Germany. The experiments were realized between 2016 and 2017. Simulated rainfall events of varying durations were based on a) the site-specific 100-year return periods of rainfall with different durations and b) the maximum rainfall intensity observed locally. The 100 m2 experimental area was divided into three individual plots and overland and subsurface flow, soil moisture and water level dynamics in the temporarily saturated soil zone were measured at 1-minute resolution. Furthermore, soil characteristics were described in detail for each site. The data was carefully processed and corrected for measurement errors and combined to a consistent and easy to use database. The experiments revealed a large variability of possible runoff responses to similar rainfall characteristics. In general, agricultural fields produced more overland flow than grassland. The latter generated hardly any runoff during the first simulated 100-year event on initially dry soils. The dataset provides valuable information on runoff generation variability from natural hillslopes and may be used for the development and evaluation of hydrological models, especially those considering physical processes governing runoff generation during extreme precipitation events. The dataset presented in this paper is freely available from the FreiDok plus data repository (https://doi.org/10.6094/UNIFR/149650, Ries et al., 2019).

Fabian Ries et al.
Interactive discussion
Status: final response (author comments only)
Status: final response (author comments only)
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
[Login for Authors/Topical Editors] [Subscribe to comment alert] Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement
Fabian Ries et al.
Data sets

Runoff response from extreme rainfall events on natural hillslopes: A data set of 132 large scale sprinkling experiments in south-west Germany F. Ries, L. Kirn, and M. Weiler https://doi.org/10.6094/UNIFR/149650

Fabian Ries et al.
Viewed  
Total article views: 357 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
317 37 3 357 2 1
  • HTML: 317
  • PDF: 37
  • XML: 3
  • Total: 357
  • BibTeX: 2
  • EndNote: 1
Views and downloads (calculated since 15 Jul 2019)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 15 Jul 2019)
Viewed (geographical distribution)  
Total article views: 257 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 248 with geography defined and 9 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 
Cited  
Saved  
No saved metrics found.
Discussed  
No discussed metrics found.
Latest update: 21 Oct 2019
Download
Short summary
Pluvial or flash floods generated by heavy precipitation events cause high economic damages and loss of life worldwide. As discharge observations from such extreme occurrences are rare, data from artificial sprinkling experiments offer valuable information on runoff generation processes, overland and subsurface flow rates and response times. A extensive dataset from 132 large-scale sprinkling experiments in Germany is described and presented in this paper.
Pluvial or flash floods generated by heavy precipitation events cause high economic damages and...
Citation