Some Applications of CrossSpectral Analyses in Hydrology: Rainfall and Runoff Academic Article uri icon


  • Coherence and partial coherence between cyclic components of hydrologic time series show strong correlations among annual oscillations in precipitation and runoff for stations located in the Pacific Coast region of the United States. To distances of 1000 km the annual cycle of precipitation can be considered practically the same for all stations. Similar relations exist between records of streamflow, but the coherence is less because of variable watershed characteristics, evaporation, storage, and other factors influencing runoff. Copyright 1969 by the American Geophysical Union.

published proceedings

  • Water Resources Research

author list (cited authors)

  • RodrguezIturbe, I., & Nordin, C. F.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Rodríguez-Iturbe, Ignacio||Nordin, Carl F
  • Rodríguez‐Iturbe, Ignacio||Nordin, Carl F

publication date

  • June 1969