Special Issue "Research on Hydrological Modeling and Water Cycle"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2022) | Viewed by 403

Special Issue Editors

College of Forestry, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China
Interests: land cover and land use change; climate change; hydrological modelling; baseflow separation; surface and groundwater interactions; streamflow depletion assessment; environmental flow needs
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Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Northwest A&F University, Xianyang 712100, China
Interests: soil erosion and modelling; soil and water conservation and benefits; hydrological modelling; water and sediment balance; vegetation restoration and soil properties; remote-sensing-detected stratified vegetation coverage
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CMNS—Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Interests: environmental impact assessment; hydrological modeling; watershed hydrology; water resources management
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water cycle processes are complex and involve the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth. In general, hydrological cycle components (e.g., precipitation, evaporation, water storage, and runoff) are characterized by large temporal and spatial variability and are affected by climate change and human interferences. The accurate monitoring of various hydrological cycle components and development of hydrological models are important for improving our understanding of hydrological processes. A wide range of hydrological models are currently used by researchers and practitioners; however, the applications of these models are highly dependent on the purposes for which they are made. Many models are used merely for research purposes to enhance our knowledge and understanding of the hydrological processes that govern a real-world system. Other types of models are developed and employed as tools for simulations and predictions, ultimately aiming to allow the most effective planning and operation decisions to be made, while considering the interactions of the physical, ecological, economic, and social aspects of a real-world system. Recently, hydrological models are becoming increasingly applied for studying the potential impacts of changes in land use and climate, real-time flood forecasting and warnings, estimating flood frequencies, flood routing and inundation prediction, the impact assessment of climate and land use, land cover changes and integrated watershed management.

Although great progress has been made, challenges still exist and further in-depth studies are required, including, for instance, the problem of model calibration (non-uniqueness of model parameters), and uncertainty issues related to data, the estimation of model parameters, and structure. Discussing these challenges, finding solutions, and presenting the latest achievements are the key purposes of this Special Issue. Studies presenting and discussing recent advances in the remote sensing of hydrological cycle components as well as the application of remote sensing in hydrological modelling are also welcomed.

Prof. Dr. Qiang Li
Prof. Dr. Xiaoping Zhang
Dr. Junyu Qi
Guest Editors

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  • hydrological processes
  • hydrological modelling
  • land cover and land use change
  • climate change
  • soil erosion
  • floods and droughts
  • surface and groundwater interactions
  • evapotranspiration
  • precipitation
  • remote sensing
  • machine learning

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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