Special Issue "Characterizing Groundwater - Surface Water Interaction Using GIS"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Understanding groundwater–surface water interaction from local to global scales is essential for protecting water supply, ecological services, natural habitat, water quality, and environmental resilience. Coupled together with broadly available topographic, soil, land cover–land use, hydrographic, remote sensing, and other spatial data, geographic analysis tools provide the means to discover mechanisms and processes that maintain the interaction of groundwater with precipitation, evapotranspiration, and runoff. The water balance of lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands has a wide range of dependence on groundwater, which can be most effectively analyzed by modeling and GIS. Less often recognized, especially at larger scales, is the observation that the severity of drought and deluge is usually mollified by groundwater flow and storage. This Special Issue highlights the theories, methods, and case examples of how spatial analysis at variable scales—from local to regional to global—can be used to explore and characterize the connections of groundwater and surface water in diverse natural and human-developed environments.
Prof. Emeritus Phil Gerla
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- Surface water;
- Spatial analysis;
- Geographic information systems;
- Water quality;
- Remote sensing;
- Nonpoint source pollution;
- Water supply.