Water Resources Research


A Vision for Hydrology in the 21st Century: a Tribute to Steve Burges

Water Resources Research, vol. 48, no. 3, 2012

Guest Editor(s):D. P. Lettenmaier

A Vision for Hydrology in the 21st Century: a Tribute to Steve Burges

  1. Opinion

    1. Top of page
    2. Opinion
    3. Regular Article
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      Hyperresolution global land surface modeling: Meeting a grand challenge for monitoring Earth's terrestrial water

      Eric F. Wood, Joshua K. Roundy, Tara J. Troy, L. P. H. van Beek, Marc F. P. Bierkens, Eleanor Blyth, Ad de Roo, Petra Döll, Mike Ek, James Famiglietti, David Gochis, Nick van de Giesen, Paul Houser, Peter R. Jaffé, Stefan Kollet, Bernhard Lehner, Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Christa Peters-Lidard, Murugesu Sivapalan, Justin Sheffield, Andrew Wade and Paul Whitehead

      Version of Record online: 6 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR010090

      Key Points

      • Need for hyperresolution global models
      • Six challenges to hydrology that would benefit from hyper-resolution models
      • The need for the community to come together in addressing the grand challenge
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      Typology of hydrologic predictability

      Praveen Kumar

      Version of Record online: 22 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009769

      Key Points

      • Prediction involves forecasting a future event and identifying novel phenomena
      • Connectivity and cross-scale interactions lead to new predictability challenges
      • Prediction under change needs to consider the alteration of feedback dynamics
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      Rethinking hyporheic flow and transient storage to advance understanding of stream-catchment connections

      Kenneth E. Bencala, Michael N. Gooseff and Briant A. Kimball

      Version of Record online: 26 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR010066

      Key Points

      • There is a need for study of 10 m to 1 km stream reach scale
      • Streams gain and lose water over a range of scales
      • Basic hydrologic approaches for study are suggested
  2. Regular Article

    1. Top of page
    2. Opinion
    3. Regular Article
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      Interpretation of hydrologic trends from a water balance perspective: The role of groundwater storage in the Budyko hypothesis

      Erkan Istanbulluoglu, Tiejun Wang, Olivia M. Wright and John D. Lenters

      Version of Record online: 27 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR010100

      Key Points

      • Budyko curve is used to examine groundwater gain-loss dynamics
      • Climate memory of the hydrologic system is controlled by groundwater
      • Hydrologic trends should be evaluated in a complete water budget context
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      Measurement and inference of profile soil-water dynamics at different hillslope positions in a semiarid agricultural watershed

      Timothy R. Green and Robert H. Erskine

      Version of Record online: 8 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR010074

      Key Points

      • Temperature-corrected capacitance sensor readings infer soil water content
      • Temporal changes in soil water content infer space-time dynamics of water flux
      • Pattern analysis may improve process understanding and model evaluation
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      Statistical applications of physically based hydrologic models to seasonal streamflow forecasts

      Eric A. Rosenberg, Andrew W. Wood and Anne C. Steinemann

      Version of Record online: 22 SEP 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR010101

      Key Points

      • Physically based models can be leveraged for operational statistical forecasts
      • A hybrid approach permits late-season forecasts when observing stations are snow-free
      • Analyses of distributed data sets can be used to locate new observing stations
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      How much improvement can precipitation data fusion achieve with a Multiscale Kalman Smoother-based framework?

      Shugong Wang, Xu Liang and Zhuotong Nan

      Version of Record online: 30 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009953

      Key Points

      • The MKS-based framework can improve spatial patterns and magnitudes
      • The MKS-based framework can remove influence of both bias and white noise
      • The MKS-based framework is superior to the conventional data fusion method
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      Development and application of a simple hydrogeomorphic model for headwater catchments

      Roy C. Sidle, Keewook Kim, Yoshio Tsuboyama and Ikuhiro Hosoda

      Version of Record online: 25 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2011WR010662

      Key Points

      • A simpler approach to the heavy data demands of distributed hydrologic models
      • Finding evidence of threshold responses in various geomorphic components
      • Insights into the nature of distributed groundwater recharge
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      Invited perspective: Why I am an optimist

      Stephen J. Burges

      Version of Record online: 25 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009984

      Key Points

      • Three community challenges concerning improving the water balance and archiving
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      Assessing the detail needed to capture rainfall-runoff dynamics with physics-based hydrologic response simulation

      Benjamin B. Mirus, Brian A. Ebel, Christopher S. Heppner and Keith Loague

      Version of Record online: 11 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009906

      Key Points

      • Some observational details do not impact simulated runoff generation processes
      • Unsaturated zone dynamics control runoff generation in gently sloping terrain
      • Topography and rainfall rates and depths control runoff generation in steep terrain
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      How evaporative water losses vary between wet and dry water years as a function of elevation in the Sierra Nevada, California, and critical factors for modeling

      Jessica D. Lundquist and Steven P. Loheide II

      Version of Record online: 28 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR010050

      Key Points

      • At mid-elevations, more ET occurs in wet years than dry years in the Sierra
      • This can only be modeled with the inclusion of water transfer between elevations
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      Effect of spatial heterogeneity of runoff generation mechanisms on the scaling behavior of event runoff responses in a natural river basin

      Hongyi Li and Murugesu Sivapalan

      Version of Record online: 26 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009712

      Key Points

      • Increasing wetness of a catchment leads to higher fraction of the Dunne runoff
      • Scaling behavior of IRF-peak is controlled by that of mainstream length
      • Power-law plot of IRF-peak vs drainage area is flatter under wet conditions
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      Hydroclimatic influences on seasonal and spatial cholera transmission cycles: Implications for public health intervention in the Bengal Delta

      Ali Shafqat Akanda, Antarpreet S. Jutla, Munirul Alam, Guillaume Constantin de Magny, A. Kasem Siddique, R. Bradley Sack, Anwar Huq, Rita R. Colwell and Shafiqul Islam

      Version of Record online: 10 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009914

      Key Points

      • Seasonal and spatial cholera transmission cycles in the Bengal Delta
      • Spring-to-fall and coastal-to-inland transmission pattern
      • Seasonal and interannual cholera is modulated by hydroclimatic processes
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      A network of disdrometers to quantify the small-scale variability of the raindrop size distribution

      Joël Jaffrain, André Studzinski and Alexis Berne

      Version of Record online: 27 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009872

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      National microalgae biofuel production potential and resource demand

      Mark S. Wigmosta, André M. Coleman, Richard J. Skaggs, Michael H. Huesemann and Leonard J. Lane

      Version of Record online: 13 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009966

      Key Points

      • It is possible to meet 48% transportation fuel imports using all suitable land
      • Consumptive water demand likely to be more limiting than land availability
      • Minimizing water use, microalgae can meet 17% of transportation fuel imports
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      Possible link between irrigation in the U.S. High Plains and increased summer streamflow in the Midwest

      M. Deniz Kustu, Ying Fan and Matthew Rodell

      Version of Record online: 19 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR010046

      Key Points

      • Irrigation changes regional climate and hydrology
      • Land use change must be considered in studies of hydrologic and climate changes
      • High Plains irrgation afftects the climate and hydrology downwind
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