Call for Papers

Call for Papers for "Hydrology delivers Earth System Sciences to Society (HESSS4): Improving and Integrating Knowledge across Disciplines on Global Energy, Water and Carbon Cycles"

Submission Open Date: 15 June 2017
Submission Deadline: 31 October 2017

Special Section Organizers: Hyungjun Kim, Jacob Schewe, Forrest M Hoffman, Yoshihide Wada

Several community-wide initiatives (such as CMIP, GSWP, ISIMIP, HAPPI, ILAMB, etc.) have developed to synthesize and advance knowledge of climate change impacts, land surface processes, global energy, and water and biogeochemical cycles. These initiatives have made indispensable contributions to recent advances in Earth system sciences. The 4th International Conference, Hydrology Delivers Earth System Sciences to Society (HESSS4), was hosted at the Institute of Industrial Science with the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan the week of May 16th, 2017. Its purpose was to strengthen synergies between research communities of climate modeling, monitoring, and impact assessment, and to discuss how to deliver scientific achievements to our society. Here, we call for papers for a special collection in Water Resources Research to compile those interdisciplinary works introduced at HESSS4 and extend the invitation to associated communities. Further details of the conference are available on the Web page.
Submissions to this special collection can cover a wide range of interrelated research topics, including, but not limited to the below. Contributions linking two or more of these topics are especially encouraged.

  • changes of climate forcing and terrestrial feedback
  • climate extremes and impacts assessment
  • natural-human system interactions
  • satellite remote sensing for extreme monitoring
  • short- and mid-range hydrologic forecast
  • data and model integration
  • model benchmarking and uncertainty estimation
  • delivering science to society

Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS website.  For additional information please contact: