Special Issue "Flow, Heat and Biogeochemical Transport in Coupled Surface Water-Vadose Zone-Groundwater System"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: groundwater hydrology; flow and transport in geological formations
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Interests: coupled flow, heat and reactive transport modeling; ensemble data assimilation; microbially mediated reaction
Interests: surface water and groundwater interaction; coupled flow, biogeochemical transport and microbial growth modelling
Interests: saturated–unsaturated flow; groundwater hydrology; multiple-layer flow
Surface water vadose zone–groundwater system is a coupled system in which water flow, heat transport and biogeochemical activity are tightly linked with each other. Heat and biogeochemical transport may exhibit distinctly different responses to the hydrological events (e.g, precipitation, flooding) at different scales (e.g, river sediment, riparian zone, catchment). However, to what extent hydrologic flow can affect the transport behavior across multiple spatiotemporal scales, such as from days to decades and from shallow soil to deep aquifer, still remain to be solved. The objective of this Special Issue was to state the recent advances in this interdisciplinary area. The topics may include, but are not limited to, integrated hydrologic modeling, multiphase flow and transport across unsaturated zones and saturated zones, heat transport and energy redistribution under hydrologic events, biogeochemical transport from shallow soil to deep groundwater. Both modeling and field work are of great value to deepen our understanding of the coupled system. We encourage researchers with different backgrounds (e.g., hydrologists, ecologists, geochemists) to contribute original data, innovative field monitoring technology and advanced modeling methods to this Special Issue. Review articles focused on one or more related topics are also highly encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Hongbin Zhan
Dr. Kewei Chen
Dr. Yang Xian
Dr. Chong Ma
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- coupled flow and heat transport
- biogeochemical transport
- surface water–groundwater interaction
- multiphase flow
- integrated hydrologic modeling
- hydrologic events