Special Issue "Advanced Hydrologic Modeling in Watershed-Scale"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: watershed modelling; environmental modelling; vadose zone hydrology; hydrotopographic analysis; groundwater modelling
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Watershed-scale hydrologic modeling is essential to water quantity and quality management. Such large-scale modeling involves a series of complex hydrologic processes and their interactions across surface and subsurface systems under the influence of climate, anthropogenic activities, and other factors. The relevant modeling procedures mainly include acquisition and processing of spatially-distributed GIS data (e.g., digital elevation models (DEMs), land use/land cover (LULC) and soil vector or raster data), watershed delineation, development of mathematical models, as well as model calibration and validation. A variety of watershed-oriented modeling approaches and tools have been developed and applied to various watersheds in different parts of the world. However, there are many challenging issues, such as scale effects, integration of multiple systems (e.g., ecohydroclimatic system), depression-associated threshold behaviors, hydrologic connectivity, and big data-driven real-time prediction.
This special issue aims to stimulate discussions on the advances and recent trends in watershed-scale hydrologic modeling methodologies, development of watershed modeling tools, as well as real-world applications. The topics include, but are not limited to: DEM-based watershed delineation methods and tools, watershed characterization and parameterization, extraction of drainage networks and flow routing, catchment-wide hydrologic connectivity analysis, utilization of high-resolution GIS data for improved watershed modeling, DEM resolution effects and scaling issues, large-scale distributed and lumped hydrologic modeling, integrated modeling of surface and subsurface hydrologic systems, and applications of existing watershed hydrologic modeling systems (e.g., SWAT, HSPF, HEC-HMS, TOPMODEL, and MIKE SHE) at different geographical locations and under varying climate conditions.
Prof. Xuefeng Chu
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- Hydrotopographic analysis