Special Issue "New Challenges in Terrestrial Water Storage Estimation"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 141

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Natthachet Tangdamrongsub
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Guest Editor
Water Engineering and Management, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Pathum Thani, Thailand
Interests: satellite gravimetry; remote sensing; data assimilation; land surface and hydrology modeling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Accurate knowledge of terrestrial water storage (including soil moisture, groundwater, snow, and surface water) is crucial to improve our understanding of the terrestrial water cycle, water scarcity, and land-atmosphere interaction. The remote sensing observations and land surface/ hydrology models have advanced our ability to assess the availability of water and climate/anthropogenic influences. Despite their functionality, the presented challenge is the coarse spatiotemporal resolution and high uncertainty of terrestrial water storage estimates. With these factors in mind, I would like to invite international research communities to discuss the benefits, limitations, and potential improvements of current and upcoming satellite datasets and models, and to submit their recent developments for publication. The Special Issue’s topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Accuracy assessment of remote sensing techniques and model simulations for terrestrial water storage.
  • Applications of water resource assessment, climate variability, and natural hazards.
  • Forecast and hindcast of water storage estimates.
  • Resolution enhancement including downscaling and time series reconstruction from statistical and/or machine learning approaches.
  • Development of data processing techniques such as filtering and retrieval algorithms.
  • Univariate, multivariate data assimilation, or data fusion of remotely sensed observations to improve model simulation accuracy.
  • Demonstration of the impact of land–atmospheric interactions on terrestrial hydrology.

Dr. Natthachet Tangdamrongsub
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • terrestrial water storage
  • soil moisture
  • surface water
  • satellite remote sensing
  • hydrology model
  • water resources
  • climate
  • resolution enhancement
  • data fusion
  • data assimilation
  • accuracy assessment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Deformation of the Earth's surface induced by hydrological loading and tectonic motion derived from GRACE, GPS, and GLDAS measurements in Malaysia
Authors: Nur Adilla Zulkifli, Ami Hassan Md Din, Natthachet Tangdamrongsub, and Brian Bramanto
Affiliation: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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