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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2351-2364, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-2351-2017
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Research article
21 Dec 2017
On the drought in the Balearic Islands during the hydrological year 2015–2016
Climent Ramis et al.
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RC1: 'Review of “On The Drought In The Balearic Islands During The Hydrological Year 2015-2016” by Ramis et al.', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Jul 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Reply to the comments of referee 1', Climent Ramis, 26 Sep 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (27 Sep 2017) by Vassiliki Kotroni  
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (18 Oct 2017)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Oct 2017) by Vassiliki Kotroni
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Nov 2017)
RR by Jan Polcher (09 Nov 2017)  
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Nov 2017) by Vassiliki Kotroni  
AR by Climent Ramis on behalf of the Authors (14 Nov 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
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Short summary
During the hydrological year 2015–2016 (September to August) a severe drought affected the Balearic Islands, with substantial consequences on water availability. In this paper we analyze this anomalous episode in terms of the corresponding water balance. It is shown that the drought was the result of a lack of winter precipitation, the lowest in the last 43 years. In several analyzed meteorological stations, evaporation was greater than precipitation during all the months of the year.
During the hydrological year 2015–2016 (September to August) a severe drought affected the...
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