Special Issue "Hydrology, Geomorphology, and Ecology of Intermittent Rivers and Streams"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 December 2020).
Interests: snowmelt runoff; arid hydrology; post-fire hydrology; intermittent streams; hydrogeography
Interests: streamflow permanence; geomorphology of mountain rivers; headwater streams
Intermittent and ephemeral streams and rivers are those that do not flow continuously in space and time, making up most of the global stream length. Because of their limited flow, these types of streams have not received as much attention in hydrologic research as larger perennial streams. Nonetheless, ecological research has highlighted the importance of these streams for aquatic habitats, nutrient cycling, and downstream water quality. Policy and legal debates about whether or not these streams should be subject to water quality legislation have also prompted researchers to expand understanding of how these streams function. The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together recent research that advances understanding of the hydrology, geomorphology, and ecology of intermittent rivers and streams. We welcome contributions addressing any one of these topics and disciplines as well as interdisciplinary studies that link physical and biological components of intermittent stream systems. We especially encourage contributions that incorporate links between geomorphology and hydrology. Contributions may address any type of intermittent stream systems, ranging from ephemeral streams that rarely have flow to streams that dry only during extreme droughts. To facilitate cohesion in the Special Issue, all submitted papers should identify the climatic, land cover, soil, geology, drainage area, and topographic characteristics of the stream systems described.
Dr. Stephanie Kampf
Dr. Kristin Jaeger
Dr. Ken Fritz
Manuscript Submission Information
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- intermittent stream
- temporary stream
- ephemeral stream
- streamflow permanence