Water Resources Research

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Accepted Articles (Accepted, unedited articles published online and citable. The final edited and typeset version of record will appear in future.)

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Online ISSN: 1944-7973


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  1. Research Article

    1. Impact of space-time mesh adaptation on solute transport modeling in porous media

      Bahman Esfandiar, Giovanni Porta, Simona Perotto and Alberto Guadagnini

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2015 09:09AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016569

    2. Estimating freshwater flows from tidally affected hydrographic data

      D.E. Pagendam and D.B. Percival

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2015 07:11AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015706

    3. Dynamic connectivity in a fluvial network for identifying hot spots of geomorphic change

      Jonathan A. Czuba and Efi Foufoula-Georgiou

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2015 04:03AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016139

    4. Evaluating observational methods to quantify snow duration under diverse forest canopies

      Susan E. Dickerson-Lange, James A. Lutz, Kael A. Martin, Mark S. Raleigh, Rolf Gersonde and Jessica D. Lundquist

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2015 04:02AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015744

    5. Variational Lagrangian data assimilation in open channel networks

      Qingfang Wu, Andrew Tinka, Kevin Weekly, Jonathan Beard and Alexandre M. Bayen

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2015 04:01AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015270

    6. Probabilistic precipitation rate estimates with ground-based radar networks

      Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter, Jonathan J. Gourley, Yang Hong, Jian Zhang, Saber Moazamigoodarzi, Carrie Langston and Ami Arthur

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2015 04:01AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015672

    7. North American precipitation isotope (δ18O) zones revealed in time series modeling across Canada and northern United States

      C. Delavau, K.P. Chun, T. Stadnyk, S.J. Birks and J.M. Welker

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2015 04:01AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015687

    8. Hydraulic effects on nitrogen removal in a tidal spring-fed river

      Robert T. Hensley, Matthew J. Cohen and Larry V. Korhnak

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2015 04:00AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016178

    9. Temporal responses of groundwater-surface water exchange to successive storm events

      Marina Dudley-Southern and Andrew Binley

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JAN 2015 03:42AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016623

    10. Blending satellite-based snow depth products with in situ observations for streamflow predictions in the Upper Colorado River Basin

      Yuqiong Liu, Christa D. Peters-Lidard, Sujay V. Kumar, Kristi R. Arsenault and David M. Mocko

      Accepted manuscript online: 21 JAN 2015 05:14PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016606

    11. Ecohydrologic role of solar radiation on landscape evolution

      Omer Yetemen, Erkan Istanbulluoglu, J. Homero Flores-Cervantes, Enrique R. Vivoni and Rafael L. Bras

      Accepted manuscript online: 21 JAN 2015 06:46AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016169

    12. Analysis of subsurface storage and streamflow generation in urban watersheds

      Aditi S. Bhaskar and Claire Welty

      Accepted manuscript online: 21 JAN 2015 06:07AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015607

    13. Functional error modeling for uncertainty quantification in hydrogeology

      L. Josset, D. Ginsbourger and I. Lunati

      Accepted manuscript online: 19 JAN 2015 01:56PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016028

    14. Evaluating the complementary relationship of evapotranspiration in the alpine steppe of the Tibetan Plateau

      Ning Ma, Yinsheng Zhang, Jozsef Szilagyi, Yanhong Guo, Jianqing Zhai and Haifeng Gao

      Accepted manuscript online: 19 JAN 2015 01:56PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015493

    15. Testing a simple model of gas bubble dynamics in porous media

      Jorge A. Ramirez, Andy J. Baird, Tom J. Coulthard and J. Michael Waddington

      Accepted manuscript online: 15 JAN 2015 10:45PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015898

  2. Technical Reports: Data

    1. Breakthrough curve moments scaling in hyporheic exchange

      A. Bellin, D. Tonina and A. Marzadri

      Accepted manuscript online: 14 JAN 2015 07:32AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016559

  3. Research Article

    1. Challenges in modeling unstable two-phase flow experiments in porous micromodels

      Andrea Ferrari, Joaquin Jimenez-Martinez, Tanguy Le Borgne, Yves Méheust and Ivan Lunati

      Accepted manuscript online: 14 JAN 2015 06:02AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016384

    2. Pore-scale and multiscale numerical simulation of flow and transport in a laboratory-scale column

      Timothy D. Scheibe, William A. Perkins, Marshall C. Richmond, Matthew I. McKinley, Pedro D. J. Romero-Gomez, Mart Oostrom, Thomas W. Wietsma, John A. Serkowski and John M. Zachara

      Accepted manuscript online: 14 JAN 2015 05:39AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015959

    3. A Bayesian kriging approach for blending satellite and ground precipitation observations

      Andrew Verdin, Balaji Rajagopalan, William Kleiber and Chris Funk

      Accepted manuscript online: 14 JAN 2015 05:11AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015963

    4. Three-dimensional quantification of soil hydraulic properties using X-ray Computed Tomography and image-based modeling

      Saoirse R. Tracy, Keith R. Daly, Craig J. Sturrock, Neil M. J. Crout, Sacha J. Mooney and Tiina Roose

      Accepted manuscript online: 12 JAN 2015 11:32PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016020

    5. Untangling the effects of urban development on subsurface storage in Baltimore

      Aditi S. Bhaskar, Claire Welty, Reed M. Maxwell and Andrew J. Miller

      Accepted manuscript online: 12 JAN 2015 11:20PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016039

    6. A faster numerical scheme for a coupled system modeling soil erosion and sediment transport

      M.-H. Le, S. Cordier, C. Lucas and O. Cerdan

      Accepted manuscript online: 12 JAN 2015 11:19PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015690

    7. Multiporosity flow in fractured low-permeability rocks

      Kristopher L. Kuhlman, Bwalya Malama and Jason E. Heath

      Accepted manuscript online: 12 JAN 2015 11:19PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016502

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    1. Reply to comment by P. Passalacqua and E. Foufoula-Georgiou on “Objective extraction of channel heads from high-resolution topographic data”

      Fiona Clubb, Simon Mudd and David Milodowski

      Accepted manuscript online: 8 JAN 2015 03:32PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016603

  6. Technical Reports: Methodss

    1. Water and entrapped air redistribution in heterogeneous sand sample: Quantitative neutron imaging of the process

      Michal Snehota, Vladimira Jelinkova, Martina Sobotkova, Jan Sacha, Peter Vontobel and Jan Hovind

      Accepted manuscript online: 8 JAN 2015 01:42AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015432

      Key Points

      • Water flow in near-saturated sand is investigated by neutron imaging
      • Entrapped air is redistributed from fine material to coarse material
      • Entrapped air bubbles in preferential pathways reduce hydraulic conductivity
  7. Research Articles

    1. Hydrophobic organic contaminant transport property heterogeneity in the Borden Aquifer

      Richelle M. Allen-King, Indra Kalinovich, David F. Dominic, Guohui Wang, Reid Polmanteer and Dana Divine

      Accepted manuscript online: 8 JAN 2015 01:28AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016161

      Key Points

      • VOC Kd and k correlated to facies define their heterogeneity
      • Only 20% of the aquifer volume accounts for 50% of aquifer sorption
      • Coarse-grained units have greater sorption capacity than fine-grained units
    2. A physically based surface resistance model for evaporation from bare soils

      Chenming Zhang, Ling Li and David Lockington

      Accepted manuscript online: 7 JAN 2015 11:52PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015490

      Key Points

      • A physically based surface resistance model
      • Consideration of the dry soil layer thickness when the surface is oven dried
      • The hydraulic connection between the soil surface and underneath water source
    3. Predicting DNAPL mass discharge and contaminated site longevity probabilities—Conceptual model and high-resolution stochastic simulation

      J Koch and W. Nowak

      Accepted manuscript online: 7 JAN 2015 03:10AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015478

      Key Points

      • Conceptual model framework for mass discharge and depletion time predictions
      • Physics and uncertainty need to be considered jointly
      • Stochastic simulation of physical-based source zone architectures
    4. Projected changes in snowfall extremes and interannual variability of snowfall in the western U.S

      A. C. Lute, J. T. Abatzoglou and K. C. Hegewisch

      Accepted manuscript online: 7 JAN 2015 02:34AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016267

      Key Points

      • Extreme snowfall changes sensitive to current temperature of snowfall extremes
      • Increase in snowfall extremes relative to light and moderate snowfall
      • Increased interannual snowfall variability with fewer snow days
    5. Assessment of surface water chloride and conductivity trends in areas of unconventional oil and gas development—Why existing national data sets can not tell us what we would like to know

      Zachary H. Bowen, Gretchen P. Oelsner, Brian S. Cade, Tanya J. Gallegos, Aida M. Farag, David N. Mott, Christopher J. Potter, Peter J. Cinotto, Melanie L. Clark, William M. Kappel, Timothy M. Kresse, Cynthia P. Melcher, Suzanne S. Paschke, David D. Susong and Brian A. Varela

      Accepted manuscript online: 7 JAN 2015 02:23AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR016382

      Key Points

      • National water-quality databases are mined to assess trends in oil and gas areas
      • No widespread trends noted in areas with increased oil and gas wells
      • Available analytes, spatial distribution, and frequency of samples are limiting
    6. On the upscaling of mass transfer rate expressions for interpretation of source zone partitioning tracer tests

      Ali Boroumand and Linda M. Abriola

      Accepted manuscript online: 7 JAN 2015 01:14AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015767

      Key Points

      • A linear driving force model suggested for analysis of partitioning tracer tests
      • A correlation presented for estimation of the upscaled mass transfer coefficient
      • Heterogeneity in DNAPL distribution controls the overall rate of partitioning
    7. Determining groundwater-surface water exchange from temperature time series: Combining a local polynomial method with a maximum likelihood estimator

      G. Vandersteen, U. Schneidewind, C. Anibas, C. Schmidt, P. Seuntjens and O. Batelaan

      Accepted manuscript online: 31 DEC 2014 09:28AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015994

      Key Points

      • Development of mathematical framework of LPML method
      • Comparison of LPML method with established heat transport models
      • Discussion of results as well as advantages and limitations of LPML method
  8. Review Articles

    1. Drivers of atmospheric nitrate processing and export in forested catchments

      Lucy A. Rose, Stephen D. Sebestyen, Emily M. Elliott and Keisuke Koba

      Accepted manuscript online: 31 DEC 2014 02:44AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015716

      Key Points

      • Percent atmospheric nitrate is low during base flow in many forested catchments
      • Percent atmospheric nitrate may be high during stormflow
      • Catchment hydrology and topography influence atmospheric nitrate in streams
  9. Research Articlex

    1. A bivariate extension of the Hosking and Wallis goodness-of-fit measure for regional distributions

      T. R. Kjeldsen and I. Prosdocimi

      Accepted manuscript online: 29 DEC 2014 06:21PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015912

  10. Research Articles

    1. Hydroclimatic variables and acute gastro-intestinal illness in British Columbia, Canada: A time series analysis

      L.P. Galway, D.M. Allen, M.W. Parkes, L. Li and T.K. Takaro

      Accepted manuscript online: 20 DEC 2014 01:43AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015519

      Key Points

      • Hydroclimatic variables are associated with the occurrence of AGI
      • Associations differ across different hydroclimatic regimes
      • Watersheds may provide a useful context for future hydroepidemiology research
    2. Upstream water resource management to address downstream pollution concerns: A policy framework with application to the Nakdong River basin in South Korea

      Taeyeon Yoon, Charles Rhodes and Farhed A. Shah

      Accepted manuscript online: 16 DEC 2014 11:29AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2013WR014201

      Key Points

      • Upstream management options for downstream water quality control are assessed
      • Long-panel hydrologic data are analyzed with a suitable econometric model
      • Our hydrologic-economic model is tested on a real-world case study
    3. Impact of velocity correlation and distribution on transport in fractured media: Field evidence and theoretical model

      Peter K. Kang, Tanguy Le Borgne, Marco Dentz, Olivier Bour and Ruben Juanes

      Accepted manuscript online: 15 DEC 2014 10:13AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015799

      Key Points

      • Velocity distribution and correlation induce anomalous transport
      • Field tracer experiments in fractured media show role of velocity correlation
      • The proposed model incorporates both velocity distribution and correlation
    4. Agricultural virtual water flows within U.S.

      Qian Dang, Xiaowen Lin and Megan Konar

      Accepted manuscript online: 5 DEC 2014 06:31PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015919

      Key Points

      • Internal virtual water flows in U.S. are 51% as much as global
      • The U.S. virtual water flow network is homogeneous, social, and equitable
      • A core group of U.S. States highlights potential network vulnerabilities
    5. Bayesian inversion of Mualem-van Genuchten parameters in a multilayer soil profile: A data-driven, assumption-free likelihood function

      Matthew W. Over, Ute Wollschläger, Carlos Andres Osorio-Murillo and Yoram Rubin

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 NOV 2014 08:13AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015252

      Key Points

      • Hierarchical simulation framework for likelihood function validation
      • Multilayer vadose zone parameter uncertainty characterization
      • Statistical representation of parameter heterogeneity


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