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Volume 17, issue 12 | Copyright
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2351-2364, 2017
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Research article 21 Dec 2017

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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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...