Special Issue "Capture the Process! Dynamic Approaches in Geomorphology, Hydrology and Soil Physics"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: geomorphological, hydrological and soil-physical processes; process-based analysis of soil erosion and recent geomorphodynamics
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Interests: soil erosion; experimental methods; soil degradation and desertification; geomorphodynamics; wind-driven rain
The world we live in is a four-dimensional matrix of dynamic processes. To understand and to study processes and how they evolve is one of the biggest challenges to present science, particularly concerning sciences as lively and diverse as the ones investigating shape and shaping of the planet’s surface: Geomorphology, Hydrology and Soil Physics.
While closely interlinked, every discipline focusses its original questions and aims by means of respective scientific approaches and methods. Traditional concepts often attempted to remove spatial and temporal variability through homogenization, often by statistical averaging. Today, scientists constantly adapt theoretical concepts, field and lab methods and modeling approaches from stationary and deterministic to processual and stochastic concepts, which reflect the fluctuating and mutable character of the disciplines’ range of subjects. Scientific community, governments and stake-holders urgently need realistic estimations of geomorphological, hydrological and soil physical processes at different scales.
We are convinced that a profound process understanding is a fundamental requirement for substantial advances in modern environmental research, and we are very interested how you capture your process!
We ask you to share with us your recent work in Geomorphology, Hydrology and Soil Physics about:
- Conceptual advances in process understanding
- Surface runoff and interflow
- Flume, rainfall and wind experiments
- Processual changes through scales (e.g. landscapes to hillslopes)
- Soil physical and hydrological impact on landscape evolution
- Combination of modeling/ experimental approaches
- Interaction between geomorphological, hydrological and soil physical processes
Dr. Thomas Iserloh
Dr. Miriam Marzen
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- Soil physics