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Cristina Aguilar

The analysis of the relationship between correlation and the variables analyzed (basin size, BI and AI) is very interesting and gathers the combined effect of geophysical and climatic drivers in the catchment. I understand that the availability of data in such amount of rivers and catchments plays a critical role in the selection of the variables. Nevertheless, the inclusion of a climatic index in the analysis such as the aridity index of Martonne, or the rainfall index of Lang that only require mean annual rainfall and temperature in the catchment might help with the physical interpretation of the results. Also, in those catchments where topographic data are available it would be interesting to see if there is any relationship with some orographic index that depends on the relief of the catchment.

Cristina Aguilar