Water Resources Research

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Impact Factor: 3.549

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 2/20 (Limnology); 3/83 (Water Resources); 29/221 (Environmental Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1944-7973

Call for Papers



Call for Papers for “Disturbance Hydrology: Assessing the Immediate and Long-Term Impacts of Abrupt Landscape Changes on Hydrologic Processes and Function”

Submission acceptance begins: 15 June 2015


Proposers: Benjamin Mirus, Institution: Natural Hazards Program, USGS
Christian Mohr, Institution: University of Potsdam
Brian Ebel, Institution: National Research Program, USGS

Manuscripts are invited for a special section of Water Resources Research dealing with Earth systems affected by both anthropogenic and/or natural disturbances often drive complex response phenomena associated with non-linear, non-additive interaction and feedbacks between hydrologic, geomorphic, biogeochemical, and ecologic processes. Disturbance hydrology examines how abrupt changes such as wildfires, urban development, resource extraction, deforestation, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, and flooding directly trigger process-cascades by changing hydraulic properties, fluxes, network connectivity, and hydrologic states. The immediate impacts of disturbances in both natural and human influenced systems may be limited in both space and time, but can induce far-reaching and long-term changes in water storage dynamics. Thus, improved process knowledge is fundamental for developing robust predictions of hydrological response to disturbances, particularly since global population growth and climate change are likely to increase both their frequency and magnitude in the future. This special issue includes a variety of investigations focused on how disturbances and abrupt landscape change alter hydrologic functioning using a combination of field measurements, data analysis, and/or modeling techniques.


Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS Web site submission site. For additional information please contact wrr@agu.org.


Call for Papers for “Applications of Percolation Theory to Porous Media”

Submission acceptance begins: 15 February 2015


Guest Editors: Behzad Ghanbarian, University of Texas at Austin
Muhammad Sahimi, University of Southern California
Allen Hunt, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Manuscripts are invited for a special section of Water Resources Research regarding the pore space of natural porous media, such as soils, rocks, fracture networks, etc. Undoubtedly, studying flow and transport in such complex systems requires new approaches that can incorporate the effects of the geometry and topology – the interconnectivity – of the pore space on the fluid flow and transport through them. The classical approaches, based on continuum hydrodynamics, have failed in many instances to provide accurate description of fluid flow and transport phenomena in porous media. Among modern approaches, percolation theory provides a powerful theoretical framework with a very wide range of applications to natural porous media. The necessity to accurately model porous media has encouraged researchers to invoke percolation theory to understand dominant mechanisms at different scales. In particular, with the advent of new and powerful computational techniques and algorithms over the past two decades, intensive computations demanded by percolation theory have become more practical, making percolation theory a more powerful and accessible tool.


Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS Web site submission site. For additional information please contact wrr@agu.org.

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