Special Issue "Current Trends in Catchment Biogeochemical and Hydrological Modelling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2021) | Viewed by 3983
Interests: catchment biogeochemistry; catchment hydrology; biogeochemical modeling; hydrological modelling; riparian zone; terrestrial–aquatic interface; water quality; forest management; climate scenarios; dominant source layer
Biogeochemical and hydrological models are widely used in catchment science to test hypotheses, to improve process understanding, and to project future conditions (e.g., under changes in climate or land cover) for water and landscape management. Model ‘success’ and development have been partially constrained by the quality and spatiotemporal coverage of the observational data they are meant to simulate. The current widespread implementation of in situ sensors to characterize water quality and quantity have dramatically increased the temporal resolution of our observations. This trend is enabling novel conceptual frameworks and rapid developments in our understanding of natural systems. However, how are catchment biogeochemical and hydrological models combining high frequency data with long-term time series to develop new conceptualizations of catchment function? What are the current trends in catchment biogeochemical and hydrological modelling?
In this Special Issue, we invite studies involving innovative aspects of biogeochemical and hydrological modeling at the catchment scale, from small headwaters to large water basins. We welcome studies reporting both model development and new model applications. Studies can be focused on water or solute transport, including commonly studied compounds such as carbon and nutrients, contaminants such as heavy metals, or emerging contaminants such as organic pollutants or microplastics; and might involve isotopic tracers, future scenarios, or uncertainty assessments. The study questions can be purely mechanistic or be integrated in an applied context, such as forest management, agriculture, or drinking water production.
Dr. José L. J. Ledesma
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- Catchment biogeochemical modelling
- Catchment hydrological modelling
- In situ water quality sensors
- High-frequency monitoring data
- Isotopic tracers
- Solute and water transport
- Contaminant transport
- Water management
- Land use management
- Climate change