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Special Issue "Techniques for Mapping and Assessing Surface Runoff"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Interests: streamflow modelling; ephemeral catchments; uncertainty evaluation; prevision in ungauged basins; ecohydrology; climate change
Information about runoff is fundamental in water resources assessment and planning and for water quality analysis. As measurements are rare, especially in developing countries, modelling, statistical, or regionalization techniques are necessary to assess the spatial and temporal variability of runoff. This Special Issue welcomes contributions helping the scientific community and technicians to foster knowledge on runoff assessment at different spatial scales, from hillslope to catchment scales, explicitly considering the influence of climate and the peculiarities of arid or hyper-humid areas. Novel approaches are needed to predict runoff at any cross section of natural or urbanized rivers, from hourly, to daily, to annual time scales in order to support decision makers with reliable quantile predictions. Integrations with climate models are also envisable, to forecast runoff in real-time with civil protection aims, or have long-range previsions to support water resources management and dams operations.
Great attention must be paid to runoff estimation in climate change conditions, with a particular focus on countries where rainfall is supposed to decrease in the next century. At the same time, extreme rainfall alterations and their impact on runoff still require researchers’ attention.
Dr. Francesco Viola
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Runoff modeling
- Quantile estimation
- Runoff probability distribution
- Climate change
- Extreme intensification.