Special Issue "The Observation, Analysis and Forecasting of Precipitation"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2023 | Viewed by 110

Special Issue Editors

College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
Interests: land–atmosphere interactions; weather forecasting; regional climate; hydrologic and water resource modeling
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College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
Interests: climate change; drought; heat waves; extreme events; hydrologic and water resource modeling and simulation; climate dynamics; evapotranspiration; validation studies
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Dr. Jian Zhu
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Guest Editor
College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
Interests: climate change; drought; medium and long-term hydrological forecasting

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Precipitation variability and its distribution govern the hydrological cycle, which is critical for human needs regarding agriculture, freshwater, and ecosystems. Precipitation is a key parameter of the water cycle and is fundamental for streamflow, changing climates, and weather forecasting. However, it is among the most difficult parameters to measure accurately. Thus, authors are invited to submit research for this Special Issue on “The Observation, Analysis and Forecasting of Precipitation” focusing on observational datasets, novel precipitation reclamation algorithms, analysis methods, predicting techniques, and physical theories for the Earth’s precipitation. We welcome the topics listed below and other scientific results related to this Special Issue:

  • Long-term observations informing the impacts of climate change;
  • New methods to detect or attribute global-warming-induced precipitation responses;
  • Ground validation of remote sensing precipitation products;
  • Existing precipitation observation network coverage and user requirements;
  • Development of new numerical modeling techniques and physical parameterizations for improving precipitation forecasting;
  • Projecting future precipitation and evaluating the impacts under different climate change scenarios;
  • Investigations on sub-seasonal-to-seasonal prediction of precipitation;
  • Climate-scale projections of future rainfall and snowfall, including extreme events.

Prof. Dr. Xinmin Zeng
Dr. Irfan Ullah
Dr. Jian Zhu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • observed precipitation
  • forecasting
  • remote sensing
  • water-related hydrometeorological hazards
  • extreme precipitation
  • climate change detection and attribution

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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