Special Issue "Rainfall Interception Processes and Urban Hydrology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: ecohydrology; rainfall interception processes; fog precipitation; leaf surface characteristics; biogeography; leaf biomechanics; human-environment interactions; biosphere reserves; Central America
I encourage you to submit an original research article, review, or technical note for a Special Issue of Water on Rainfall Interception Processes and Urban Hydrology. Hydrological processes in urban ecosystems, such as downstream discharge, evapotranspiration, surface runoff and infiltration, are influenced by the built environment (e.g., infrastructure, asphalt, and buildings). However, urban environments include more land covers than these built environment features. Urban ecosystems are complex mosaics of different land covers that include vegetation in parks, household and business landscaping, open spaces, and along urban streets. The type of vegetation within urbanized watersheds affects ecohydrological processes, such as rainfall interception, evapotranspiration, and infiltration. This Special Issue will address the influence of vegetation on hydrological processes within an urban ecosytem. Papers across a broad scale of analysis (e.g., individual plants, small plots, large urban green spaces, or entire watersheds) and from various geographical contexts are encouraged to contribute. Case studies are acceptable, but should contribute to the broader understanding and exploration of the role of vegetation in urban hydrological processes.
Prof. Dr. Curtis D. Holder
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- rainfall interception
- urban hydrology
- urban ecosystems
- interception processes
- urban green spaces
- canopy storage capacity
- urban irrigation