Special Issue "Soil Hydrology and Erosion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Interests: hydrology; soil physics; vadose zone; hydrologic modeling; monitoring soil water movement; biological effect on water movement in soil
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The goal of this Special Issue of Geosciences is to gather original research articles and reviews on soil hydrology and Erosion.
Soil hydrological processes are studied in various fields: Agronomy, environmental science, forestry, hydrology, meteorology, and water management. With the increase in the demand of proper water management, and the development of measuring technologies, soil moisture data at various spatial and temporal resolutions can be obtained. Proper understanding and prediction of soil hydrological processes in the vadose zone and aquifers require proper modeling of soil water flow.
Soil conservation practices are aimed at reducing soil loss associated with land use or land use change. To quantify the potential benefits of conservation practices, land managers need reliable tools to predict soil loss under baseline conditions and following land management actions. In recent years, research has been undertaken to develop or enhance hydrology and erosion models to provide such tools. These models have a wide range of spatial and temporal scale, from plot to watershed scale and from rainfall event to annual.
There are many challenges in integrating mathematical modeling of water flow in soil with field-measured soil moisture data, because water flow in soil is affected by various factors, such as interaction with plants and changes in climatic conditions. Moreover, soil hydraulic properties are highly heterogeneous and scale dependent.
Topics of interest of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to: Development and improvement of soil hydrological models; verification of model with numerical simulations; determination of hydraulic parameters with laboratory experiments or field measurements; field measurements to verify soil hydrological models or to gain insight in hydrological processes; and soil hydraulic models coupled with chemical and biological processes.
Dr. Katsutoshi Seki
Dr. Osama Al-Hamdan
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- Soil hydrology
- Soil physics
- Modeling and management of water flow
- Vadose zone
- Soil moisture
- Chemical fate and transport in soils
- Soil Erosion
- Erosion Risk assessment