Observations and modeling of land surface water and energy exchanges across scales: special issue in Honor of Eric F. Wood
Observations and modeling of land surface water and energy exchanges across scales: special issue in Honor of Eric F. Wood
Editor(s): M. Sivapalan, M. F. P. Bierkens, J. P. Evans, P. Gentine, D. Lettenmaier, M. McCabe, R. Maxwell, L. Samaniego, B. Su, R. Uijlenhoet, A. I. J. M. van Dijk, and N. E. C. Verhoest
Land surface hydrology represents the study of the exchanges of water and energy between the land and the atmosphere, and the movement of water within and over the land surface. These processes have immediate and significant impacts on the quality of life on earth. The focus of this HESS special issue is the cascading, through various hydrologic subsystems, of the heterogeneities (in space) and the variability (in time) that arise from the non-linear, dynamical interactions between the land surface and the atmosphere, how they manifest in hydrologic variability at a range of scales including extremes, and how they can be observed, modelled, predicted and utilised for decision-making at a wide range of time- and space scales. The broad range of topics to be covered in this special issue will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • the nature of the heterogeneity of the land surface and precipitation, with a focus on organization and self-similarity, and the interactive impact on the heterogeneity of soil moisture, runoff production, and evapotranspiration;
  • parameterization of the effects of sub-grid heterogeneity of landscape properties and soil moisture on grid-scale water and energy fluxes in large catchment-to-global-scale hydrologic models;
  • effects of human impacts on the nature of hydrologic variability, including the frequency and magnitude of floods and droughts, and associated coupled human-water system feedbacks;
  • approaches to multi-scale measurements of hydrologic variability, including both ground-based measurements and remote sensing, and their synthesis;
  • the nature of land surface-atmosphere interactions and feedbacks, including global teleconnections, and implications for local, regional, and global climate change impacts;
  • controls, interactions, and changes of continental and global water and energy cycles;
  • the nature of hydrological predictability as derived from land surface memory, land-atmosphere interactions and climate predictability, and how this varies with season and location;
  • flood and drought predictability, real time forecasting, and associated risk assessments.
This special issue, consisting of both invited and contributed papers, will be published in recognition of the outstanding contributions of Professor Eric Wood to hydrologic science and practice, and to water resources engineering, as well as his lifetime of service to and leadership in the hydrologic science community. In a career spanning 4 decades, Professor Wood has made significant contributions to the fields of hydrology and water resources management, from his early development of ideas on hydrologic scaling behaviour to more recent work on bringing together ground and satellite observations with large-scale modelling to understand and predict changes in the hydrological cycle.

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26 Jan 2018
Climate-driven disturbances in the San Juan River sub-basin of the Colorado River
Katrina E. Bennett, Theodore J. Bohn, Kurt Solander, Nathan G. McDowell, Chonggang Xu, Enrique Vivoni, and Richard S. Middleton
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 709–725, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-709-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-709-2018, 2018
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12 Jan 2018
A Climate Data Record (CDR) for the global terrestrial water budget: 1984–2010
Yu Zhang, Ming Pan, Justin Sheffield, Amanda L. Siemann, Colby K. Fisher, Miaoling Liang, Hylke E. Beck, Niko Wanders, Rosalyn F. MacCracken, Paul R. Houser, Tian Zhou, Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Rachel T. Pinker, Janice Bytheway, Christian D. Kummerow, and Eric F. Wood
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 241–263, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-241-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-241-2018, 2018
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28 Nov 2017
SMOS brightness temperature assimilation into the Community Land Model
Dominik Rains, Xujun Han, Hans Lievens, Carsten Montzka, and Niko E. C. Verhoest
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 5929–5951, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-5929-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-5929-2017, 2017
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07 Nov 2017
Understanding and seasonal forecasting of hydrological drought in the Anthropocene
Xing Yuan, Miao Zhang, Linying Wang, and Tian Zhou
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 5477–5492, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-5477-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-5477-2017, 2017
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14 Sep 2017
Towards improved parameterization of a macroscale hydrologic model in a discontinuous permafrost boreal forest ecosystem
Abraham Endalamaw, W. Robert Bolton, Jessica M. Young-Robertson, Don Morton, Larry Hinzman, and Bart Nijssen
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4663–4680, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4663-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4663-2017, 2017
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11 Sep 2017
Necessary storage as a signature of discharge variability: towards global maps
Kuniyoshi Takeuchi and Muhammad Masood
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4495–4516, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4495-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4495-2017, 2017
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01 Sep 2017
Toward seamless hydrologic predictions across spatial scales
Luis Samaniego, Rohini Kumar, Stephan Thober, Oldrich Rakovec, Matthias Zink, Niko Wanders, Stephanie Eisner, Hannes Müller Schmied, Edwin H. Sutanudjaja, Kirsten Warrach-Sagi, and Sabine Attinger
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4323–4346, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4323-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4323-2017, 2017
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23 Aug 2017
Human–water interface in hydrological modelling: current status and future directions
Yoshihide Wada, Marc F. P. Bierkens, Ad de Roo, Paul A. Dirmeyer, James S. Famiglietti, Naota Hanasaki, Megan Konar, Junguo Liu, Hannes Müller Schmied, Taikan Oki, Yadu Pokhrel, Murugesu Sivapalan, Tara J. Troy, Albert I. J. M. van Dijk, Tim van Emmerik, Marjolein H. J. Van Huijgevoort, Henny A. J. Van Lanen, Charles J. Vörösmarty, Niko Wanders, and Howard Wheater
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4169–4193, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4169-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4169-2017, 2017
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22 Aug 2017
Evaporation from cultivated and semi-wild Sudanian Savanna in west Africa
Natalie C. Ceperley, Theophile Mande, Nick van de Giesen, Scott Tyler, Hamma Yacouba, and Marc B. Parlange
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4149–4167, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4149-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4149-2017, 2017
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28 Jul 2017
The future of Earth observation in hydrology
Matthew F. McCabe, Matthew Rodell, Douglas E. Alsdorf, Diego G. Miralles, Remko Uijlenhoet, Wolfgang Wagner, Arko Lucieer, Rasmus Houborg, Niko E. C. Verhoest, Trenton E. Franz, Jiancheng Shi, Huilin Gao, and Eric F. Wood
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3879–3914, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3879-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3879-2017, 2017
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25 Jul 2017
Hydroclimatic variability and predictability: a survey of recent research
Randal D. Koster, Alan K. Betts, Paul A. Dirmeyer, Marc Bierkens, Katrina E. Bennett, Stephen J. Déry, Jason P. Evans, Rong Fu, Felipe Hernandez, L. Ruby Leung, Xu Liang, Muhammad Masood, Hubert Savenije, Guiling Wang, and Xing Yuan
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3777–3798, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3777-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3777-2017, 2017
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20 Jul 2017
Scaling, similarity, and the fourth paradigm for hydrology
Christa D. Peters-Lidard, Martyn Clark, Luis Samaniego, Niko E. C. Verhoest, Tim van Emmerik, Remko Uijlenhoet, Kevin Achieng, Trenton E. Franz, and Ross Woods
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3701–3713, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3701-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3701-2017, 2017
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14 Jul 2017
Hydrological modeling of the Peruvian–Ecuadorian Amazon Basin using GPM-IMERG satellite-based precipitation dataset
Ricardo Zubieta, Augusto Getirana, Jhan Carlo Espinoza, Waldo Lavado-Casimiro, and Luis Aragon
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3543–3555, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3543-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3543-2017, 2017
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14 Jul 2017
Incorporating remote sensing-based ET estimates into the Community Land Model version 4.5
Dagang Wang, Guiling Wang, Dana T. Parr, Weilin Liao, Youlong Xia, and Congsheng Fu
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3557–3577, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3557-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3557-2017, 2017
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11 Jul 2017
The evolution of process-based hydrologic models: historical challenges and the collective quest for physical realism
Martyn P. Clark, Marc F. P. Bierkens, Luis Samaniego, Ross A. Woods, Remko Uijlenhoet, Katrina E. Bennett, Valentijn R. N. Pauwels, Xitian Cai, Andrew W. Wood, and Christa D. Peters-Lidard
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3427–3440, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3427-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3427-2017, 2017
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16 Jun 2017
Assessment of irrigation physics in a land surface modeling framework using non-traditional and human-practice datasets
Patricia M. Lawston, Joseph A. Santanello Jr., Trenton E. Franz, and Matthew Rodell
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2953–2966, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2953-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2953-2017, 2017
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08 Jun 2017
A multi-sensor data-driven methodology for all-sky passive microwave inundation retrieval
Zeinab Takbiri, Ardeshir M. Ebtehaj, and Efi Foufoula-Georgiou
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2685–2700, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2685-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2685-2017, 2017
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29 Mar 2017
Evaluating uncertainties in modelling the snow hydrology of the Fraser River Basin, British Columbia, Canada
Siraj Ul Islam and Stephen J. Déry
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1827–1847, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1827-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1827-2017, 2017
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02 Mar 2017
Feasibility analysis of using inverse modeling for estimating field-scale evapotranspiration in maize and soybean fields from soil water content monitoring networks
Foad Foolad, Trenton E. Franz, Tiejun Wang, Justin Gibson, Ayse Kilic, Richard G. Allen, and Andrew Suyker
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1263–1277, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1263-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1263-2017, 2017
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02 Mar 2017
Temporal and spatial evaluation of satellite-based rainfall estimates across the complex topographical and climatic gradients of Chile
Mauricio Zambrano-Bigiarini, Alexandra Nauditt, Christian Birkel, Koen Verbist, and Lars Ribbe
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1295–1320, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1295-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1295-2017, 2017
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22 Feb 2017
Systematic shifts in Budyko relationships caused by groundwater storage changes
Laura E. Condon and Reed M. Maxwell
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1117–1135, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1117-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1117-2017, 2017
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22 Feb 2017
HESS Opinions Catchments as meta-organisms – a new blueprint for hydrological modelling
Hubert H. G. Savenije and Markus Hrachowitz
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1107–1116, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1107-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1107-2017, 2017
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20 Feb 2017
A case study of field-scale maize irrigation patterns in western Nebraska: implications for water managers and recommendations for hyper-resolution land surface modeling
Justin Gibson, Trenton E. Franz, Tiejun Wang, John Gates, Patricio Grassini, Haishun Yang, and Dean Eisenhauer
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1051–1062, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1051-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1051-2017, 2017
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20 Feb 2017
On the consistency of scale among experiments, theory, and simulation
James E. McClure, Amanda L. Dye, Cass T. Miller, and William G. Gray
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1063–1076, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1063-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1063-2017, 2017
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24 Jan 2017
Land surface albedo and vegetation feedbacks enhanced the millennium drought in south-east Australia
Jason P. Evans, Xianhong Meng, and Matthew F. McCabe
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 409–422, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-409-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-409-2017, 2017
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18 Jan 2017
Evaluating the hydrological consistency of evaporation products using satellite-based gravity and rainfall data
Oliver López, Rasmus Houborg, and Matthew Francis McCabe
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 323–343, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-323-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-323-2017, 2017
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09 Jan 2017
Assessing the impact of hydrodynamics on large-scale flood wave propagation – a case study for the Amazon Basin
Jannis M. Hoch, Arjen V. Haag, Arthur van Dam, Hessel C. Winsemius, Ludovicus P. H. van Beek, and Marc F. P. Bierkens
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 117–132, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-117-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-117-2017, 2017
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08 Dec 2016
Recent trends and variability in river discharge across northern Canada
Stephen J. Déry, Tricia A. Stadnyk, Matthew K. MacDonald, and Bunu Gauli-Sharma
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4801–4818, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-4801-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-4801-2016, 2016
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24 Nov 2016
Advantages of analytically computing the ground heat flux in land surface models
Valentijn R. N. Pauwels and Edoardo Daly
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4689–4706, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-4689-2016,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-4689-2016, 2016
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