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Special Issue "New Developments in Methods for Hydrological Process Understanding"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017).
Prof. Dr. Keith Smettem Website E-Mail
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, 6009, Australia
Interests: water and solute transport in the vadose zone; ecohydrology; impacts of land use change on hydrological processes; behaviour of hydrophobic soils; environmental sensor development
Dr. Josie Geris Website E-Mail
Northern Rivers Institute, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, St Mary's Building, Room B35, Elphinstone Road, Aberdeen AB24 3UF, UK
Interests: Multiscale catchment hydrology; land and water management impacts on (eco)hydrological processes; tracer hydrology
Understanding the complex patterns, interactions and feedbacks between water and ecosystems is a fundamental challenge for ecohydrology and for process hydrology generally. Our current perceptions of these processes are typically limited by our inability to observe everything, everywhere, all of the time. In recent years there has been considerable development in hydrological and ecological field observation, analyses, and remote sensing methods. These developments offer new ‘spectacles’ for observing hydrological systems, leading to new insights into their functioning and new approaches to process modelling. These include, for example: opportunities for high spatio/temporal resolution monitoring, use of tracer techniques, new proxies for hydrological processes, and advances in spatial imagery collection and processing.
This Special Issue aims to assess the latest developments and applications of these methods to improve our understanding of hydrological systems. We invite contributions that consider: (i) innovative measurement and analysis techniques; (ii) novel combinations of existing techniques; (iii) new approaches to explore existing datasets; and (iv) new approaches to spatially distributed modelling of hydrological systems. Topics may include, but are not limited to soil-vegetation water interlinkages, spatial patterns and heterogeneities in ecosystems, process understanding at different scales, and hydrological applications of distributed sensor systems.
Prof. Dr. Keith Smettem
Prof. Dr. Scott W. Tyler
Dr. Josie Geris
Manuscript Submission Information
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