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Water Resources Research

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March 2011

Volume 47, Issue 3

  1. Correction

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    3. Opinion
    4. Rapid Communications
    5. Regular Article
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      Correction to “Drainage hydraulics of permeable friction courses”

      Bradley J. Eck, Michael E. Barrett and Randall J. Charbeneau

      Version of Record online: 5 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2011WR010404

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      This article corrects:

      Drainage hydraulics of permeable friction courses

      Vol. 44, Issue 4, Version of Record online: 12 APR 2008

  2. Opinion

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      Typology of hydrologic predictability

      Praveen Kumar

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

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      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

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      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
  3. Rapid Communications

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      Semicontinuum model of saturation overshoot and gravity-driven fingering in porous media

      D. A. DiCarlo, B. Aminzadeh and H. Dehghanpour

      Version of Record online: 29 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009879

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      Key Points

      • Saturation overshoot is the cause of gravity-driven fingering
      • We develop a new model of overshoot by connecting the pore and continuum scales
      • This model reproduces the data and predicts when the overshoot ceases
  4. Regular Article

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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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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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      Hydrologic controls and anthropogenic drivers of the zebra mussel invasion of the Mississippi-Missouri river system

      L. Mari, E. Bertuzzo, R. Casagrandi, M. Gatto, S. A. Levin, I. Rodriguez-Iturbe and A. Rinaldo

      Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009920

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      Key Points

      • Zebra mussel spread in rivers reflects the intertwining of several processes
      • Such processes are population dynamics and hydrological/human-mediated transport
      • Human activities greatly favor velocity and extent of zebra mussel invasions
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      Spatial downscaling of precipitation from GCMs for climate change projections using random cascades: A case study in Italy

      B. Groppelli, D. Bocchiola and R. Rosso

      Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009437

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      Key Points

      • Statistical Downscaling of GCMs
      • Parameters calibration/validation by gauges
      • Focus on local precipitation
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      On the base flow recession at the Panola Mountain Research Watershed, Georgia, United States

      Dingbao Wang

      Version of Record online: 26 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009910

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      Key Points

      • Bedrock leakage and return flow are important factors on baseflow recession
      • The upper envelope should be used for the 41 ha watershed
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      Analytical model for environmental tracer transport in well catchments

      Fritz Stauffer, Sebastian Stoll, Rolf Kipfer and Wolfgang Kinzelbach

      Version of Record online: 25 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009940

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      Key Points

      • New analytical solutions are presented and discussed
      • Assessment of behaviour of environmental tracers in well/spring catchments
      • Solutions allow evaluation of environmental tracer data
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      On the propagation of a coupled saturation and pressure front

      D. W. Vasco

      Version of Record online: 25 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009740

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      Key Points

      • An explicit formula for the velocity of a two-phase front
      • The velocity also depends upon the saturation and pressure changes
      • The asymptotic solution is valid for smoothly varying properties
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      Dynamics of hyporheic flow and heat transport across a bed-to-bank continuum in a large regulated river

      Katelyn E. Gerecht, M. Bayani Cardenas, Andrew J. Guswa, Audrey H. Sawyer, John D. Nowinski and Travis E. Swanson

      Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009794

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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

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      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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      Stochastic analysis of well-type flows in randomly heterogeneous porous formations

      Gerardo Severino

      Version of Record online: 18 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009840

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      Key Points

      • Analysis of well-flows in heterogeneous porous media
      • Analytical expressions of the second-order moments of the flow variables
      • Application to the formation identification problem
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      A model of evapotranspiration based on the theory of maximum entropy production

      Jingfeng Wang and R. L. Bras

      Version of Record online: 18 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009392

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      Key Points

      • First application of MEP in modeling ET
      • Simultaneous solution of the surface fluxes
      • Validate for soil wetness ranging from zero to saturation
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      Automated upscaling of river networks for macroscale hydrological modeling

      Huan Wu, John S. Kimball, Nate Mantua and Jack Stanford

      Version of Record online: 15 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2009WR008871

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      Key Points

      • automated extraction of fow direction, river network for any spatial resolution
      • performance independent of spatial scale, geographic region and projection
      • providing hydrological modeling with similar accurate hydrography accross scales
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      Spatial distribution of deposition within a patch of vegetation

      Lijun Zong and Heidi Nepf

      Version of Record online: 15 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009516

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      Effects of uncertain topographic input data on two-dimensional flow modeling in a gravel-bed river

      Carl J. Legleiter, Phaedon C. Kyriakidis, Richard R. McDonald and Jonathan M. Nelson

      Version of Record online: 15 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009618

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      Identification of nonlinearity in rainfall-flow response using data-based mechanistic modeling

      Neil McIntyre, Peter Young, Barbara Orellana, Miles Marshall, Brian Reynolds and Howard Wheater

      Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009851

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      Key Points

      • DBM modelling can uncover hydrological behaviour which was unexpected a priori
      • Assuming linear flow routing can distort the internal realism of a model
      • High performance can be achieved with simple models if the data are good enough
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      Combined evaporation and salt precipitation in homogeneous and heterogeneous porous media

      Uri Nachshon, Noam Weisbrod, Maria I. Dragila and Abraham Grader

      Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009677

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      Key Points

      • Evaporation stages differ if salt precipitate
      • A model can predict combined evaporation and salt precipitation
      • Heterogeneity is very important if salt precipitate during evaporation
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      Modeling the hydrologic responses of the Pampanga River basin, Philippines: A quantitative approach for identifying droughts

      Patricia Ann Jaranilla-Sanchez, Lei Wang and Toshio Koike

      Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009702

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      Key Points

      • Different types of droughts quantified from WEB-DHM inputs and outputs
      • Modified drought index was used to quantify drought and identify basin hotspots
      • Agriculture and water sector relationship for appropriate adaptation strategies
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      Using radon as an environmental tracer for estimating groundwater flow velocities in single-well tests

      Michael Schubert, Lutz Brueggemann, Kay Knoeller and Mario Schirmer

      Version of Record online: 10 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009572

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      Experimental and numerical evidence for intrinsic nonmigrating bars in alluvial channels

      Alessandra Crosato, Erik Mosselman, Frehiwot Beidmariam Desta and Wim S. J. Uijttewaal

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009714

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      A trigonometric interpolation approach to mixed-type boundary problems associated with permeameter shape factors

      Harald Klammler, Kirk Hatfield, Bassel Nemer and Simon A. Mathias

      Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009337

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      Temperature dependence of the water retention curve for dry soils

      M. Schneider and K.-U. Goss

      Version of Record online: 5 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009687

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      Impact of reservoirs on river discharge and irrigation water supply during the 20th century

      H. Biemans, I. Haddeland, P. Kabat, F. Ludwig, R. W. A. Hutjes, J. Heinke, W. von Bloh and D. Gerten

      Version of Record online: 5 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2009WR008929

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      Analytical modeling of degradation product partitioning kinetics in source zones containing entrapped DNAPL

      C. Andrew Ramsburg, John A. Christ, Scott R. Douglas and Ali Boroumand

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009958

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      Impact of soil hydraulic parameter uncertainty on soil moisture modeling

      Lien Loosvelt, Valentijn R. N. Pauwels, Wim M. Cornelis, Gabriëlle J. M. De Lannoy and Niko E. C. Verhoest

      Version of Record online: 2 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009204

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      Key Points

      • the geographical origin of a PTF has a high impact on the pdf of the SHPs
      • higher-order moments should be included when assessing the soil moisture pdf
      • central point is an alternative to standard SHPs to determine an average SHP set
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      Uncertainty in thermal time series analysis estimates of streambed water flux

      Margaret Shanafield, Christine Hatch and Greg Pohll

      Version of Record online: 1 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009574

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      Examination of change factor methodologies for climate change impact assessment

      Aavudai Anandhi, Allan Frei, Donald C. Pierson, Elliot M. Schneiderman, Mark S. Zion, David Lounsbury and Adao H. Matonse

      Version of Record online: 1 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2010WR009104

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