Special Issue "Wavelet Applications in Hydrology and Hydrogeology"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. David Labat
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Guest Editor
Géosciences Environnement Toulouse (UMR 5563 CNRS UPS IRD) Université de Toulouse, 31000 Toulouse, France
Interests: karst hydrology; time series analyses; wavelet analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wavelet analyses are a very useful tool in multi resolution analysis and time frequency characterization of a time series. For the last 20 years, these techniques have been widely used in many fields of geosciences but especially in hydrology and hydrogeology. Extracting information from such signals remains difficult with classical Fourier algorithms, since they do not include time localization. The main advantage of wavelet analysis is that the window size is not fixed but varies with the frequency, following the famous Heisenberg incertitude theorem. Then, the basic objective of the wavelet transform is to achieve a complete time-scale representation of localized and transient phenomena occurring at different timescales. These techniques allow to identify and quantify nonstationary in time series but can also be considered as a valuable tool for identifying time scale variance repartition before application of other methods.

This special issue aims to give an overview of recent applications of continuous or discrete wavelet analyses in time series analyses but also in optimization, machine learning, conceptual or physical modelling or all other applications in hydrology or hydrogeology.

Prof. Dr. David Labat
Guest Editor

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  • continuous wavelet analysis
  • discrete wavelet analysis
  • time scales representation
  • multi scale statistics
  • wavelet pre processing
  • optimization
  • wavelets applications

Published Papers

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