Special Issue "Rainfall Simulators as a tool in Soil Science, Geomorphology and Hydrology research and teaching"
A special issue of Hydrology (ISSN 2306-5338).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016)
Dr. Wolfgang Fister
Physical Geography and Environmental Change, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Interests: soil erosion; experimental methods; soil degradation and desertification; geomorphodynamics; peri-/glacial morphology
Prof. Dr. Saskia Keesstra
Rainfall simulation is a method used worldwide to assess the generation of overland flow, soil erosion, infiltration, and related processes, such as soil sealing, crusting, splash, and redistribution of solids and solutes by raindrop impact. Data obtained from these simulations are of great significance for both the analysis of simulated processes and input data for soil erosion modeling. The reliability of these data is of major importance and, consequently, the quality management of rainfall simulation procedures is a general responsibility of the rainfall simulation-community. Rainfall simulators are also an excellent education tool that allows students to visually observe the hydrological and erosion processes that occur within the landscape. This Special Issue will join contributions that use simulated rainfall experiments for research and teaching purposes. Research studies, state-of-the-art contributions and technical notes are very welcome. We especially welcome studies that highlight challenges of the present and near future use of rainfall simulations concerning the comparability of results and scales, the quality of the data, and further technical developments. Early stage researchers are strongly encouraged to present their research.
Dr. Thomas Iserloh
Prof. Dr. Artemi Cerdà
Dr. Wolfgang Fister
Dr. Saskia Keesstra
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- rainfall simulation
- soil erosion
- soil hydrology
- experimental geomorphology