Special Issue "Hydrological Processes under Environmental Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Prof. Yue-Ping Xu
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Interests: uncertainty analysis in hydro-systems; hydrological modelling under uncertainty and nonstationarity; climate change impacts; hydrological extreme analysis
Climate change, land use change and other environmental changes may have large impacts on catchment hydrology and water resources around the world. Water availability, drought occurrence, peak discharges and flood volumes will be affected by these changes, with implications for human beings, biodiversity, economy and society. Mitigation and adaptation measures to prevent or reduce negative consequences heavily rely on environmental change impact assessments. Hydrological models are an important tool in this process and often used to assess effects of environmental changes on past and future hydrological behaviour. This Special Issue focuses on the evaluation of hydrological models to assess the impacts of environmental changes on hydrological processes for past and future conditions. Environmental and human-induced changes of interest are for instance climate change, deforestation, mining, hydraulic structures, urbanisation and changes in drainage networks. Hydrological processes include surface runoff, groundwater flow, glacier and snow melt, permafrost degradation and infiltration. A key issue to be addressed is the question whether hydrological models can provide the right environmental impact assesments for the right reasons. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- attribution of hydrological changes to environmental changes using modelling and data-based approaches;
- calibration and validation of hydrological models focusing on different runoff components;
- evaluation of hydrological models in simulating impacts of past land use changes;
- evaluation of hydrological models for historic climate changes;
- use of in-situ and satellite data for model evaluation under environmental changes;
- dynamic model parameterizations and model structures to enhance model performance under changes;
- sensitivity and uncertainty analyses under environmental changes;
- smart use of impacts of future environmental changes for hydrological model evaluation.
Dr. Martijn J. Booij
Prof. Yue-Ping Xu
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- climate change
- land use change
- hydrological model
- runoff processes
- model evaluation