Special Issue "Water and Associated Surface Land Processes across Changing Landscapes"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water, Agriculture and Aquaculture".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 July 2022) | Viewed by 1178

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Mingguo Ma
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School of Geographical Sciences, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
Interests: remote sensing; carbon cycle; climate change; land surface process simulation; water use efficiency; karst water resource
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Prof. Dr. Qiang Tang
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School of Geographical Sciences, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
Interests: hydrology; soil water erosion; ecological restoration
Prof. Dr. Xuguang Tang
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School of Geographical Sciences, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
Interests: satellite remote sensing; terrestrial carbon and water cycles; water use efficiency; climate-vegetation interactions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change and human activities in the Anthropocene have significantly altered terrestrial hydrological cycling and water-associated mass transfer routines, leading to a wide range of environmental and ecosystem changes. Understanding how natural and anthropogenic forces have been operating on water and associated surface land processes across hotspot changing landscapes, as well as their potential environmental and ecosystem implications, are critical in expanding our current knoelwdge and informing sustainable management practices.

The objective of this Special Issue is to provide the reader with the recent advances in understanding water and associated surface land processes across changing landscapes, using a wide variety of observation techniques. Research papers related to, but are not limited to, hydrological cycle in complex geographical context (e.g., the Karst area, mountain area), its responses to various driving forces and implications for ecosystem restoration practices, as well as water-related mass transport dynamics are expected.

Hydrological deviations have considerably exerted off-site consequences on fluvial geomorphological, environmental, and ecological processes, thus determining channel connectivity, geomorphological evolution, freshwater quality, and aquatic ecosystem health. Contributions dealing with the fluvial responses to changes in the extent and intensity of terrestrial mass dynamics will be also preferred for publication.

Prof. Dr. Mingguo Ma
Prof. Dr. Qiang Tang
Prof. Dr. Xuguang Tang
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • land surface water
  • ET
  • hydrological modeling
  • soil water flow
  • land‐surface processes
  • mass transport
  • ecosystem restoration practices
  • carbon-water coupling

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Combined Effects of Hillslope-Concentrated Flows and Riverine Stream Waves on Soil Erosion in the Reservoir Riparian Zone
Water 2021, 13(23), 3465; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13233465 - 06 Dec 2021
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During the exposed season, the water level fluctuation zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir has suffered from hillslope-concentrated flows and riverine stream waves, which considerably complicates the processes and magnifies the rate of bank erosion. This study depicts the forms and patterns of [...] Read more.
During the exposed season, the water level fluctuation zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir has suffered from hillslope-concentrated flows and riverine stream waves, which considerably complicates the processes and magnifies the rate of bank erosion. This study depicts the forms and patterns of integrated bank erosion in this reservoir marginal landscape, decouples the evolutionary processes involved, explores the underlying mechanisms, and quantifies the magnitude through a case study on a fine-grained sandy bank. Hillslope-concentrated flows over rainfall storm events developed continuous gullies starting from uplands and extending throughout the entire slope of the reservoir bank, characterized by relatively larger depths and widths compared with discontinuous gullies on the lower slope developed by riverine stream waves. Full article
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