Special Issue "Application of GRACE Observations in Water Cycle and Climate Change"
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: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 4289
Interests: GRACE; machine learning; downscaling researches; climate change; water resources management
Interests: hydrology; remote sensing; terrestrial water storage change; climate change; water resources management
Interests: GRACE; GRACE-FO; geodesy; satellite altimetry; climate change
Interests: remote sensing of surface water; river discharge; flood inundation; image fusion; Google Earth Engine
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Due to global warming, a series of hydrological problems such as water shortage, melting glaciers and rising sea levels are disrupting the balance of the Earth system, leading to the intensification of flood and drought events in recent years. Hydro-geodetic techniques, including GRACE, GNSS, and INSAR satellites, use geodetic principles to monitor the Earth's environmental changes and generate data that can be applied to hydrological research. Particularly, GRACE can detect large-scale hydrological changes with an unprecedented accuracy. Moreover, quantifying the contribution of climate change and human activities can help humans realize their role in the water cycle. Recently, spatiotemporal downscaling of GRACE data has enabled their applicability at small scales and helps generate finer global datasets. Hydro-geodesy technology has great potential for monitoring water storage, glacier mass changes, and discharge.
This Special Issue focuses on the spatiotemporal variations of terrestrial and groundwater storage as well as its response to climate change. Moreover, some new technologies and measures are encouraged to improve GRACE solutions, to promote its application in the water cycle and water resources management. We welcome the submission of high-quality conceptual and empirical papers for ideas and inspirations related to our topics, as follows:
- Analysis of water storage changes at global and regional scales;
- Estimation of groundwater levels using remote sensing and physically models;
- Spatiotemporal downscaling of GRACE data;
- Forecast and hindcast of water storage variations;
- Detection flood and drought events based on GRACE data;
- Monitoring runoff and evapotranspiration in ungauged areas;
- Response of water storage to climate change and human activities.
Dr. Wenjie Yin
Dr. Yuyue Xu
Dr. Nengfang Chao
Dr. Chang Huang
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- GNSS, INSAR
- water storage changes
- flood and drought events
- machine learning
- downscaling researches