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The Arctic: An AGU Joint Special Collection

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30 September 2016
The Arctic has become the focus of many new investigations and studies across a number of disciplines. In many cases, this research is integrating diverse new data sets, observations, and modeling, and making connections among and across the biosphere, oceans, atmospheres, space, and geophysical environments. These papers include historical and new research on the Arctic and represent the following AGU journals: Earth’s Future, Earth and Space Science, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems (G-Cubed), Geophysical Research Letters, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, JAMES (Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems), JGR: Oceans, JGR: Atmospheres, JGR: Solid Earth, JGR: Space Physics, JGR: Biogeosciences, JGR: Earth’s Surface, Reviews of Geophysics, Space Weather, and Water Resources Research.

AGU Commentaries

This Special Collection brings together commentaries published across all of AGU's journals. These discuss significant research, current research trends, science policy, and other topics of general interest, and are invited by the editors of each journal. Each commentary is freely available.

Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture

1 June 2012
T. Harter
This special issue defines and highlights the science, challenges, and potential policy solutions in agricultural groundwater resources management and groundwater quality protection at regional, national, and global scales. Groundwater is the lifeline for many rural and agricultural regions and their associated cultures and populations around the globe, and a cornerstone of global food production. Groundwater constitutes nearly half of the world's drinking water and much of the world's irrigation water supply. Population growth, overexploitation, salinization, nonpoint source pollution from agricultural activities (including animal farming, ranching, and forestry activities), impacts to surface water, and groundwater quality and quantity conflicts at the urban-rural interface have reached global dimensions and affect health and livelihoods around the planet.

Water Resources in the Murray-Darling Basin: Past, Present, and Future

1 December 2011
The Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) (~1 million km2) occupies nearly all of mainland southeast Australia except for a small sliver along the coastal fringe. Around 10% of the Australian population (~2 million people) live within the basin, and MDB farms produce around 40% of the Australian agricultural output.

Water Resources Issues and Problems in Developing Countries

1 July 1993
The focus of this special section are the problems and issues regarding water development in developing countries. A significant number of the populations in developing countries do not have access to satisfactory water supplies. This problem is especially acute in the rural areas.

Shirley J. Dreiss Memorial

1 December 1995
At the time of her death, Shirley was a professor of hydrogeology and chair of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She was only 44 years old and in the prime of her career.

Symposium on Planning and Design of Groundwater Data Programs

1 February 1972
˜Planning and Design of Groundwater Data Programs™ was the subject of a symposium presented on December 8, 1970, during the National Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, California.

Risk and Uncertainty in Water Resources Management

1 February 1982
We have, due to some excellent research and writing and fortunate timing, an extremely interesting collection of seven papers, grouped under the title of 'Risk and Uncertainty in Water Resources Management.

Saline Water Symposium

1 October 1970
˜Saline water”A valuable resource™ was the unusual concept that became the subject of a symposium presented on April 24, 1969, during the Fiftieth Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Washington, D.C. The symposium was sponsored by the Groundwater Committee, Section of Hydrology, American Geophysical Union.

Scale Problems in Hydrology

1 December 1997
There are important scale problems in physically based catchment modeling, estimation of area levapotranspiration or precipitation, interpretation of remote sensing data, land surface parameterizations for global climate models, and flood prediction from ungauged basins, to name only a few areas.

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