Call for Papers

Call for Papers for “Dynamics in Intensively Managed Landscapes: Water, Sediment, Nutrient, Carbon, and Ecohydrology”

Submission Open Date: 31 January 2018
Submission Deadline: 30 April 2018

Intensively managed landscapes represent anthropogenically-modified systems, actively managed for industrial scale agricultural production. These modifications reflect changing land use and land management practices over time, intensification of mechanized practices, use of fertilizers and other chemicals, draining of wetlands, and in many cases adoption of best management practices to reduce environmental impacts. These modifications impact the dynamics of water, carbon, nitrogen, and sediment in the landscape in complex ways not yet well understood. Given the increasing demand for food and biofuel and concerns about adverse effects of agricultural intensification, process-level understanding of these landscapes for predictive modeling and scenario testing is imperative. This special section invites contributions that enhance our understanding of such intensively managed systems at the field to watershed to regional scales and from observations, to modeling, to prediction, to policy and management.

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

Call for Papers for “Advances in remote sensing, measurement, and simulation of seasonal snow” 

Submission Open Date: January 1, 2018
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2018 

Special Section Organizers: Jessica Lundquist, Jeff Deems, Shurun Tan, Charles Gatebe, Jared Entin

Snow is critically important to human welfare, affecting water supplies, security, economics, energy and climate. Understanding seasonal snow cover is critical to understanding the fate of frozen ground, glaciers, and sea ice. Global snow reserves are rapidly changing, but we currently lack effective means for accurately tracking snow amounts and how much they are changing.  With this special issue, we encourage contributions that increase our understanding and capabilities with regards to sensing and simulating snow amounts across a wide range of environments and spatial scales.  Research on data collection and analysis, instrumentation, calibration and validation, modeling (both hydrologic and radiometric), and synergistic applications of snow remote sensing data for improved understanding of other earth processes are all welcome. We encourage contributions related to NASA’s multi-year SnowEx project, designed to advance capabilities and plan for a near-future space mission to monitor global seasonal snow water equivalent.

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

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 December 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: