"\"\\\"\\\\\\\"This paper investigates the specific contributions of river network geomorphology, hillslope flow dynamics and channel routing to the scaling behavior of the hydrologic response as function of drainage area. Scaling relationships emerged from the observations of geomorphological and hydrological data and were reproduced in previous works through mathematical models, for both idealized self-similar networks and natural basins. Recent literature highlighted that scale invariance of hydrological quantities depends not only on the metrics of the drainage catchment but also on effective flow routing. In this study we employ a geomorphological width function scheme to test the simple scaling hypothesis adopting more realistic dynamic conditions than in previous approaches, specifically taking into account the role of hillslopes. The analysis is based on the derivation of the characteristic distributions of path lengths and travel times, inferred from DEM processing and measurements of rainfall and runoff data. The study area is located in the Tiber River region (central Italy). Results indicate that, while scaling properties clearly emerge when the hydrologic response is defined on the basis of the sole geomorphology, scale invariance is broken when less idealized flow dynamics are taken into account. Lack of scaling appears in particular as a consequence of the catchment to catchment variability of hillslope velocities. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.\\\\\\\"\\\"\""
DI LAZZARO, M., Volpi, E. (2011). Effects of hillslope dynamics and network geometry on the scaling properties of the hydrologic response. ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES, 34(11), 1496-1507 [10.1016/j.advwatres.2011.07.012].