Special Issue "Geo-Spatial Analysis in Hydrology"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: change detection and land cover modelling with remote sensing; digital terrain analysis and hydrological modeling; climate change and its impacts on water resources and ecosystems; aridzone studies
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Interests: hydroclimatology, hydrology and water resources, climate extremes and water hazards, climate change, regional water cycle
A scientific understanding of the spatial and temporal distribution, movement, and dynamics of key elements of the hydrological cycle, such as precipitation, surface runoff, groundwater, soil moisture, and evapotranspiration, is the ground to achieve water security and sustainable water management. The development of geo-spatial technology, such as Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing, provides more advanced and reliable platforms and tools to monitor, model, analyze, and visualize regional and global hydrological cycles in extensive spatial coverage and fine spatial/temporal resolutions. With the advancement of this technology, the volume of a variety of remotely sensed data have been substantially and rapidly increasing, which creates opportunities to further advance our understanding of the complex and spatial heterogenous hydrological systems but at the same time generates new challenges on efficiently using, mining, and analyzing this large amount of multi-source spatial data for hydrological studies.
This Special Issue seeks the newest research that integrates geo-spatial techniques in hydrological studies. As a platform for an exchange of ideas, this Special Issue aims to stimulate discussions on the development of geo-spatial methods and their applications in improving our understanding of the hydrological cycle, and solving scientific and practical challenges related to hydrological processes, the modelling of the water cycle, the monitoring and forecasting of water hazards, water security, and sustainable water management.
Themes of the Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- The spatial heterogeneity of the quantity and quality of surface/underground water resources;
- The monitoring of spatial/temporal dynamics of the water cycle;
- The modelling of hydrological processes in a high spatial resolution;
- The assessment, forecast, and prevention of water hazards, such as flood and drought;
- New approaches or improvements of existing methods for spatial hydrology;
- Sustainable water management and geo-spatial technology.
Prof. Qiming Zhou
Dr. Jianfeng Li
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Geo-spatial analysis
- Spatial hydrology
- Remote sensing
- Hydrological cycle
- Hydrological modelling
- Hydrological processes
- Water hazards
- Sustainable water management