Special Issue "Entropy Applications in Environmental and Water Engineering II"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019
Prof. Dr. Bellie Sivakumar
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
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Interests: hydrology; water resources engineering; climate change impacts; complexity; nonlinear dynamics; chaos; fractals; complex networks
Prof. Vijay P. Singh
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering & Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843-2117, USA
Interests: Hydrology; Water resources engineering; Water quality modeling; Environmental management; Climate change impacts; Entropy-based modeling; Copula-based modeling
Dr. Huijuan Cui
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: Streamflow forecasting; Hydrological time series analysis; Entropy-based modeling; Velocity distribution; Sediment discharge
Environmental and water resource systems are complex nonlinear dynamic systems, often exhibiting significant spatial and temporal variability in their dynamics. Unraveling the variability of these systems and the associated phenomena has always been a tremendous challenge. The original entropy theory in thermodynamics is useful to determine the dynamics of these systems, while entropy in information theory offers a reliable means to study their variability and disorder. The past few decades have witnessed numerous applications of entropy theory for studying a wide range of problems encountered in the field of environmental and water engineering, including river hydraulic geometry, fluvial hydraulics, water monitoring network design, river flow forecasting, floods and droughts, river network analysis, infiltration, soil moisture, sediment transport, surface water and groundwater quality modeling, ecosystem modeling, water distribution networks, environmental and water resource management, and parameter estimation. Such studies have also used several different entropy formulations, such as the Shannon, Tsallis, Rényi, Burg, Kolmogorov, Kapur, configurational, and relative entropies, which can be derived in the time, space or frequency domain. More recently, entropy-based concepts have been coupled with several other popular theories, including copulas, wavelets, chaos, fuzzy logic, support vector machines, and ensemble filters. The outcomes of such studies clearly indicate the enormous potential of entropy theory in various areas of environmental and water engineering.
Following up on the enormous success of the first volume of the Special Issue on “Entropy Applications in Environmental and Water Engineering”, this second volume aims to compile key current research on the applications of entropy or information theory in environmental and water engineering. Manuscripts that address any and all aspects associated with entropy theory applications in environmental and water engineering are welcome. Manuscripts attempting the integration of entropy theory with other concepts and addressing the role of entropy theory in interdisciplinary research in environmental and water engineering, and even beyond in the broader field of geosciences, are particularly encouraged.
Prof. Vijay P. Singh
Prof. Bellie Sivakumar
Dr. Huijuan Cui
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- Entropy theory
- Complex systems
- Environmental engineering
- Water engineering