Special Issue "Entropy in Hydrology"


A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 January 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Nathaniel A. Brunsell
Department of Geography,University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
Website: http://www.dept.ku.edu/~biomet
E-Mail: brunsell@ku.edu
Phone: +1 785 864 2021
Interests: information theory; maximum entropy production; scale; mutual information; land atmosphere interactions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The hydrological system is inherently complex and exhibits variability across a range of temporal and spatial scales. Understanding and predicting this variability is essential for assessing future changes in response to such changes as climate and anthropogenic land cover.

Entropy and associated methods may help to understand the range of variability of the hydrological system and the scales at which system organization occurs. In addition, understanding the propagation of uncertainty across scales, model-data comparisons and other relevant aspects of the application of entropy is of interest. These may include both thermodynamic as well as information theoretic applications of entropy to the hydrological sciences.

Key areas of interest include hydrological applications of:
Maximum entropy production
Extremum principles in hydrology
Information theory metrics: Shannon entropy, mutual Information, transfer entropy, etc.
Using entropy to assess scale issues
Entropy applications to model-data comparisons, particularly across scales

We seek to highlight the application of entropy techniques to the hydrological sciences and welcome your contributions to the special issue.

Dr. Nathaniel Brunsell
Guest Editor


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Published Papers (3 papers)

Entropy 2014, 16(3), 1728-1742; doi:10.3390/e16031728
Received: 20 December 2013; in revised form: 10 February 2014 / Accepted: 19 March 2014 / Published: 24 March 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(3), 1365-1375; doi:10.3390/e16031365
Received: 21 January 2014; in revised form: 25 February 2014 / Accepted: 26 February 2014 / Published: 4 March 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(3), 1287-1314; doi:10.3390/e16031287
Received: 13 January 2014; in revised form: 8 February 2014 / Accepted: 12 February 2014 / Published: 27 February 2014
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Last update: 9 July 2013

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