Special Issue "Water and Solute Transport in Vadose Zone"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017).
Interests: field studies and modeling of coupled flow and chemical transport in unsaturated (vadose zone) and saturated (groundwater) soils and fractured rock; environmental impact assessment and remediation of radioactively contaminated soil and groundwater
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We dedicate this Special Issue to the memory of Dr. Gudmundur “Bo” Bodvarsson, the former director of the Earth Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, marking the 10th anniversary of his death on 29 November 2006. http://eesa.lbl.gov/profiles/gudmundur-bo-s-bodvarsson/
The Special Issue on “Water and Solute Transport in the Vadose Zone” of Water, focuses on recent advances and future perspectives of vadose/unsaturated zone studies in various areas of the soil and hydrological sciences, including, but not limited to:
- Fundamental, experimental (field and laboratory), and numerical studies of how physical, chemical, biological, and climatic processes interact to control terrestrial hydrological cycles and water resources sustainability;
- Emerging technologies for in situ monitoring and predictions of the spatial and temporal distribution of soil moisture, infiltration, preferential flow, groundwater recharge, and chemical transport at field to watershed scales involving different forms of relief, as a basis to predict the short- and long-term hydrologic and chemical dynamics of soil and groundwater.
Contributions are solicited from hydrologists, geophysicists, soil physicists, agricultural scientists, climatologists, microbiologists, ecologists, biogeochemists, and others working on theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects related to vadose zone water flow and solute transport in natural and managed ecosystems, with application to water resources, agriculture, remediation, urban hydrology, climate and carbon sequestration. The Special Issue will publish research findings without regard to artificial boundaries of compartmentalized disciplines. This integrative and multidisciplinary approach is foreseen to be a unique feature of this Special Issue.
Dr. Boris Faybishenko
Manuscript Submission Information
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- vadose zone
- field and laboratory studies
- numerical modeling
- groundwater recharge
- preferential flow
- contaminant transport
- water resources