Issue #103

June 2024

Hydrological Sciences Journal Digest

Latest articles & journal updates

 
 
 

HSJ Volume 69

Issue 5

Special issue:
Informative data in hydrology. A brief history of information and disinformation in hydrological data and the impact on the evaluation of hydrological models.
Keith Beven. Pages: 519-527

Research articles:
Modelling hydrologic processes of a karst region in Southern China using coupled hydrological models.
Yufeng Wang, Zhe Yang, Liangjie Zhao, Songbai Song, Yi Li & Jingli Shao. Pages 528-550

Water security in an Andean basin: an integrated socio-hydrological, multi-scenario and allocation assessment.
Edisson Cepeda Arias, Julio Cañón Barriga & Eduardo Mario Mendiondo. Pages 551-571

Simulation of national-scale groundwater dynamics in geologically complex aquifer systems: an example from Great Britain.
Marco Bianchi, Johanna Scheidegger, Andrew Hughes, Christopher Jackson, Jonathan Lee, Melinda Lewis, Majdi Mansour, Andrew Newell, Brighid O’Dochartaigh, Ashley Patton & Simon Dadson. Pages 572-591

Three-dimensional copula framework for early warning of agricultural droughts using meteorological drought and vegetation health conditions.
Mehdi H. Afshar, Ali Unal ┼×orman & Fatih Tosunoglu. Pages 592-606

Improving pluvial flood mapping resolution of large coarse models with deep learning.
Cesar Ambrogi Ferreira Do Lago, Jose Artur Teixeira Brasil, Marcus Nóbrega Gomes Junior, Eduardo Mario Mendiondo & Marcio H. Giacomoni. Pages 607-621

Event-based rainfall analysis in Sinai, Egypt.
Tamer A. Gado, Mohamed Elkollaly, Yiping Guo, Rufayda M. El-Hagrsy, Mahmoud B. Mohameden, Basma A. Shalaby, Bahaa Elboshy, Hewida Omara & Mostafa A. ElSawwaf. Pages 622-638

Developing a model to assess the impact of farm dams and irrigation for data-scarce catchments.
Andrew Watson, Annika Künne, Christian Birkel, Jodie Miller & Sven Kralisch. Pages: 639-656

Co-editors’ choice

Issue 5 Featured article

HSJ selects one paper per issue to be made a featured article and free to view for a limited period of 6 months.

Current flood prediction models struggle with detailed maps over large areas. This research explores using AI to improve flood map resolution of pluvial inundation of urban areas based on existing coarse models.  The results show that AI can significantly improve flood map accuracy, leading to better flood preparedness. 

Improving pluvial flood mapping resolution of large coarse models with deep learning.
Cesar Ambrogi Ferreira Do Lago, Jose Artur Teixeira Brasil, Marcus Nóbrega Gomes Junior, Eduardo Mario Mendiondo & Marcio H. Giacomoni

Issue 6 Featured article

Special Issue: Karst Hydrology: Characterization and Modelling of Flow and Transport Processes In Complex Karst Systems
Karst hyporheic zone and its aquatic environmental effects: a preliminary study in South China.
Fang Guo, Guanghui Jiang & Jason Polk. Pages: 1-13

Interactions between groundwater and surface water are crucial for aquatic environments. In karst regions (dominated by limestone), the hyporheic zone (shallow zone beneath rivers) is not well-characterized. This study explores this zone in South China, considering its development and various water-related processes. The findings suggest a diverse karst hyporheic zone (KHZ) with potential water sources beyond groundwater. This study provides a foundation for understanding KHZs in karst systems and identifies key areas for future investigation in South China.

The latest news from HSJ

Welcome to HSJ Digest, our bi-monthly synopsis of the latest news from Hydrological Sciences Journal. Find links to all the articles published in the latest two issues of the Journal, together with the Editors’ choice of featured articles. In our regular profile of key HSJ people, meet Michael Nones, winner of the 2023 Associate Editor Award. And find out about our forthcoming Special Issue focusing on Latin America.

 

HSJ Volume 69

Issue 6

Opinion:
Advancing river monitoring using image-based techniques: challenges and opportunities.  
Salvatore Manfreda, Domenico Miglino, Khim Cathleen Saddi, Seifeddine Jomaa, Anette Eltner, Matthew Perks, Salvador Peña-Haro, Thom Bogaard, Tim H.M. van Emmerik, Stefano Mariani, Ian Maddock, Flavia Tauro, Salvatore Grimaldi, Yijian Zeng, Gil Gonçalves, Dariia Strelnikova, Martina Bussettini, Giulia Marchetti, Barbara Lastoria, Zhongbo Su & Michael Rode. Pages: 657-677

Featured Article Special Issue: Karst Hydrology: Characterization and Modelling of Flow and Transport Processes In Complex Karst Systems:
Karst hyporheic zone and its aquatic environmental effects: a preliminary study in South China.
Fang Guo, Guanghui Jiang & Jason Polk. Pages: 678-690

Research Article:
Evaluation of the fully coupled WRF and WRF-Hydro modelling system initiated with satellite-based soil moisture data.
Eren Duzenli, Ismail Yucel & M. Tugrul Yilmaz. Pages: 691-708

Evaporation reduction and energy generation potential using floating photovoltaic power plants on the Aswan High Dam Reservoir.
Konstantin Ilgen, Dirk Schindler, Alfons Armbruster, Robert Ladwig, Irene Eppinger Ruiz de Zarate & Jens Lange. Pages: 709-720

Water availability identification from GRACE dataset and GLDAS hydrological model over data-scarce river basins of Ethiopia.
Agegnehu Kitanbo Yoshe. Pages: 721-745

Entropic velocity distribution for sediment-laden flows with a modified dip estimation model at data-scarce river sites.
Pooja Patel & Arindam Sarkar. Pages: 746-764

Modified calibration strategies and parameter regionalization potential for streamflow estimation using a hydrological model.
Surya Kiran Guniganti, Satish Kumar Regonda, Athira P & Seann Reed. Pages: 765-781

Construction of the Three Gorges Dam attenuates the relationship between air temperature, river water temperature and baseflow.
Peidong Jiang, Qianjin Dong, Zhiyong Liu, Xu Zhang & Shanshan Huang. Pages: 782-794

Urban storm water prediction by applying machine learning techniques and geomorphological characteristics.
Pin-Chun Huang. Pages: 795-809

Review: 
A systematic review of Muskingum flood routing techniques.
Aryan Salvati, Alireza Moghaddam Nia, Ali Salajegheh, Ataollah Shirzadi, Himan Shahabi, Ebrahim Ahmadisharaf, Dawei Han & John J Clague. Pages: 810-831

 

Openly in HSJ

Issues 5 and 6 of Volume 69 include a number of very interesting open-access articles. Here are just some examples: 

Beven's perspective on the informativeness of hydrological data, guiding our community towards the definition of new observations and the reduction of models' uncertainty; or Bianchi et al. UK groundwater model, which is expected to be a valuable tool for managing water resources and planning for future climate and population changes; or MOXXI's insights into innovative image-based river monitoring techniques in the paper by Manfreda et al.  

And there are more besides for you to discover and read!

 
 

Join IAHS & HSJ online

As the official Journal of IAHS, HSJ is freely available online to IAHS members from financially disadvantaged countries. Membership of IAHS is free to all. Sign up for HSJ online ‘new content alerts’ from our publishers Taylor & Francis here.

Digital Water Globe

Share your research using the IAHS Digital Water Globe (DWG) – an innovative tool specially designed for, and by, IAHS members. Here you can give visibility to (un)published results, research sites and find peers for collaborating around the world.

HSJ Editorial board

The Hydrological Sciences Journal has 5 Co-editors and some 60 Associate Editors, whose dedication and hard work make it all possible! 

 
 
 

Meet the Editorial Board

In this issue of HSJ Digest we profile Dr Michael Nones, winner of our 2023 Associate Editor Award. 

Michael is Associate Professor at the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, where he performs research on river hydro-morphodynamics, integrating numerical methods with remote sensing tools. He actively collaborates with national and international colleagues, focusing on using remote sensing in monitoring and modelling extremes like floods and droughts, as well as tracking sediment dynamics. 

In his own words: “I have been involved in editorial activities since 2018, with multiple positions on various journals spanning from Associate Editor to Editor-in-Chief. Since 2019 I have served as Associate Editor for HSJ, finding a proper place to develop not only my skills and connections, but also to find colleagues and friends with the same passion for hydrological sciences.”

The Associate Editor award comes with a cash prize of £1,000 (increasing to £1,250 in 2024) and is granted for outstanding overall contribution to the Journal’s impact and visibility, excellence in supporting authors and editors through the peer review process, and superior quality of work. Our sincere thanks – and congratulations – to Michael! 

Special issues

In July 2024 we will launch a new Special Issue (SI), Advances in Hydrological Sciences in Latin America. The lead Guest Editor will be Pedro Chaffe. Keep a lookout for the Call for Papers (abstracts in the first instance) at News & offers from Hydrological Sciences Journal. It will shed light on the distinctive hydrological features of Latin America, especially the complex challenges and opportunities for sustainable water management in the region. This SI is an outcome of the recent Unsolved Problems in Hydrology Latin America initiative, and it is aligned with the IAHS Science for Solutions Decade HELPING, as we welcome contributions that: (1) investigate interactions of water resources across different spatial scales, (2) provide holistic solutions for water security, (3) engage with hydrological knowledge co-creation.

We are still accepting submissions for Twenty-first century hydrological challenges and opportunities in Africa

 
 
 

Associate Editor Award

The Hydrological Sciences Journal Associate Editor Award is granted for outstanding overall contribution to the Journal’s impact and visibility, excellence in supporting authors and editors through the peer review process, and superior quality of work. The award comprises a £1,250 cash prize and is granted annually by IAHS, with the support of Taylor & Francis, to one Associate Editor, identified by the HSJ Editors, who demonstrated these qualities. Read more about the winner of the 2023 Award, Michael Nones, in this issue.

Reviewer Awards

Hydrological Sciences Journal Reviewer Awards are granted for outstanding overall contribution to the Journal, and excellence in supporting authors and editors with timely and relevant reviews. The awards, comprising (from 2024) a £100 cash prize and book token, are granted annually by IAHS, with the support of Taylor & Francis, to eight Reviewers identified by the HSJ Editors. 

IAHS & HSJ Awards

Other annual awards made by IAHS and the Journal include the prestigious annual Tison Award, for excellence in research by young hydrologists, and the Frances Watkins Memorial Award, given to a paper whose language, structure and presentation are exemplary. The Falkenmark Award for best PhD thesis recognises outstanding contributions to hydrological understanding of water scarcity and water supply in one or more financially disadvantaged countries.