Special Issue "Snow Hydrology: Monitoring and Modelling"

A special issue of Hydrology (ISSN 2306-5338).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. José-Ignacio López-Moreno

Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, CSIC (Spanish Research Council), Campus de Aula Dei, Zaragoza, Spain
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Phone: + 34 976 369393
Interests: mountains; snow; glaciers; hydrology; global change
Guest Editor
Dr. Simon Gascoin

CESBIO, CNRS. Toulouse, France
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Phone: +33 5 61 55 86 68
Interests: snow hydrology; remote sensing; glaciology
Guest Editor
Dr. Steven Fassnacht

Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
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Interests: snow hydrology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Knowledge of the snowpack is of utmost importance for understanding the hydrological response over most mountains and cold land regions, worldwide. Traditionally, analysis and modeling of snowpacks has been very challenging due to the lack of high-quality observations at high elevation and at remote sites. In the last few years, there have been substantial advances in new emerging techniques to acquire snow and meteorological information, in new remote sensing products, and in new modeling and data assimilation tools. These have all facilitated the study of snow processes and snow hydrology in many parts of the world, and such techniques have undeniable potential to be applied to other areas where snowpacks have been still marginally understood or even considered.

The objectives of this Special Issue are to present methodological approaches and applied case studies that represent advances in the field of the monitoring and modeling of spatial and temporal variability of snow and its hydrological response. It includes topics such as:

- Techniques for snow depth and snow water equivalent (SWE) measurements, such as ground-based and remote sensing techniques;

- Development and testing of optimized sampling strategies for the snowpack;

- Experimental approaches to better understand the spatial and temporal variability of the snowpack and its hydrological output;

- Application and development of models (including assimilation techniques) and/or natural tracers to quantify the contribution of snow to groundwater, river streams and water management systems.

Dr. Juan Ignacio López-Moreno
Dr. Simon Gascoin
Dr. Steven Fassnacht
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • snow hydrology
  • snow measurements
  • sampling strategies
  • remote sensing
  • snow and hydrological models
  • snow data assimilation
  • use of tracers for snow hydrology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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