Editor's Choice Awards

The Editors of Water Resources Research have chosen the following papers to receive the annual Editors’ Choice Award, indicating extremely high quality and significance. These papers were published in 2015, and the authors were awarded in 2016.

Trampush, S. M., S. Huzurbazar, and B. McElroy (2014), Empirical assessment of theory for bankfull characteristics of alluvial channels, Water Resour. Res., 50, 9211–9220, doi:10.1002/2014WR015597.

Biederman, J. A., A. J. Somor, A. A. Harpold, E. D. Gutmann, D. D. Breshears, P. A. Troch, D. J. Gochis, R. L. Scott, A. J. H. Meddens, and P. D. Brooks (2015), Recent tree die-off has little effect on streamflow in contrast to expected increases from historical studies, Water Resour. Res., 51, 9775–9789, doi:10.1002/2015WR017401.

Fan, Y. (2015), Groundwater in the Earth's critical zone: Relevance to large-scale patterns and processes, Water Resour. Res., 51, 3052–3069, doi:10.1002/2015WR017037.

Elshafei, Y., J. Z. Coletti, M. Sivapalan, and M. R. Hipsey (2015), A model of the socio-hydrologic dynamics in a semiarid catchment: Isolating feedbacks in the coupled human-hydrology system, Water Resour. Res., 51, 6442–6471, doi:10.1002/2015WR017048.

Reagan, M. T., G. J. Moridis, N. D. Keen, and J. N. Johnson (2015), Numerical simulation of the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing of tight/shale gas reservoirs on near-surface groundwater: Background, base cases, shallow reservoirs, short-term gas, and water transport, Water Resour. Res., 51, 2543–2573, doi:10.1002/2014WR016086.

Lichtenberg, E., J. Majsztrik, and M. Saavoss (2015), Grower demand for sensor-controlled irrigation, Water Resour. Res., 51, 341–358, doi:10.1002/2014WR015807.

Yetemen, O., E. Istanbulluoglu, J. H. Flores-Cervantes, E. R. Vivoni, and R. L. Bras (2015), Ecohydrologic role of solar radiation on landscape evolution, Water Resour. Res., 51, 1127–1157, doi:10.1002/2014WR016169.

Arp, C. D., B. M. Jones, A. K. Liljedahl, K. M. Hinkel, and J. A. Welker (2015), Depth, ice thickness, and ice-out timing cause divergent hydrologic responses among Arctic lakes, Water Resour. Res., 51, 9379–9401, doi:10.1002/2015WR017362.