Special Issue "River Flow in Cold Climate Environments"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water and Climate Change".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2022) | Viewed by 807

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Masoud Irannezhad
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Institute for Water Security and Global Change (iWatch), School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen 518055, China
Interests: atmosphere- climate- & water interactions; water-related extreme events; hydrological processes in cold climate regions; satellite remote sensing for water resources; big environmental data analysis (>20 tb) and pattern recognition; artificial intelligence and deep learning
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Dr. David Gustafsson
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Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Norrkoping, Sweden
Interests: observations and modelling of hydrological systems; cold climate hydrology; coupled modelling (hydrological-meteorological-climate models); earth observations and data assimilation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In cold climate environments on Earth, river flow plays a crucial role in sustainable development by providing drinking water to over one billion people, strongly supporting crop production, generating hydropower energy, comforting urbanization, and preserving different unique ecosystems. Impacting snow, glacier, and permafrost hydrological processes, both of climate change and anthropogenic activities generally alter cold-regions river flows and thereby poses different ecological, economic, and social challenges for humanity. Hence, improving our knowledge about observed and projected modifications in the river flows in cold climate environments under climate change and/or human interventions is substantially important for addressing such challenges. This special issue aims at bringing together pure theoretical and applied researches on a wide range of topics related to the river flow, but with a focus primarily on cold climate environments. We especially encourage submissions on:

  • Observed and projected changes in river flow
  • Natural and regulated river flow
  • Climate change impacts on river discharge regime
  • Effects of anthropogenic activities (e.g. damming, land use-land cover changes, etc.) on river flows
  • Snowmelt floods
  • Snow droughts
  • Environmental river flow
  • River flow modelling
  • Upstream-downstream interactions in response to river flow changes
  • Influential climate teleconnections (e.g. NAO) for river discharge fluctuations
  • Water quality assessment under river flow alterations
  • Application of remote sensing and data assimilation
  • Changes in river ice regimes

Dr. Masoud Irannezhad
Dr. David Gustafsson
Guest Editors

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  • Cold-regions river flow
  • Snow, glacier, and permafrost hydrological processes
  • Hydrological extremes
  • Climate change
  • Human interventions
  • Remote sensing
  • Water quality
  • Upstream and downstream
  • Basin characteristics
  • Climate teleconnections
  • River ice regime

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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