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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Executive editors: Erwin Zehe, Theresa Blume & Alberto Guadagnini

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) is a not-for-profit international two-stage open-access journal for the publication of original research in hydrology. HESS encourages and supports fundamental and applied research that advances the understanding of hydrological systems, their role in providing water for ecosystems and society, and the role of the water cycle in the functioning of the Earth system. A multi-disciplinary approach is encouraged that broadens the hydrological perspective and the advancement of hydrological science through integration with other cognate sciences and cross-fertilization across disciplinary boundaries.

News
20 Mar 2020 Press Release: New satellite-based algorithm pinpoints crop water use

The growing threat of drought and rising water demand have made accurate forecasts of crop water use critical for farmland water management and sustainability. But limitations in existing models and satellite data pose challenges for precise estimates of evapotranspiration – a combination of evaporation from soil and transpiration from plants. The process is complex and difficult to model, and existing remote-sensing data can't provide accurate, high-resolution information on a daily basis.

20 Mar 2020 Press Release: New satellite-based algorithm pinpoints crop water use

The growing threat of drought and rising water demand have made accurate forecasts of crop water use critical for farmland water management and sustainability. But limitations in existing models and satellite data pose challenges for precise estimates of evapotranspiration – a combination of evaporation from soil and transpiration from plants. The process is complex and difficult to model, and existing remote-sensing data can't provide accurate, high-resolution information on a daily basis.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

Recent papers
27 Mar 2020
Technical Note: Flow velocity and discharge measurement in rivers using terrestrial and unmanned-aerial-vehicle imagery
Anette Eltner, Hannes Sardemann, and Jens Grundmann
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1429–1445, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1429-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1429-2020, 2020
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27 Mar 2020
Global partitioning of runoff generation mechanisms using remote sensing data
Joseph T. D. Lucey, John T. Reager, and Sonya R. Lopez
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1415–1427, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1415-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1415-2020, 2020
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26 Mar 2020
Intra-catchment variability of surface saturation – insights from physically based simulations in comparison with biweekly thermal infrared image observations
Barbara Glaser, Marta Antonelli, Luisa Hopp, and Julian Klaus
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1393–1413, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1393-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1393-2020, 2020
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26 Mar 2020
Diverging hydrological drought traits over Europe with global warming
Carmelo Cammalleri, Gustavo Naumann, Lorenzo Mentaschi, Bernard Bisselink, Emiliano Gelati, Ad De Roo, and Luc Feyen
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2020-93,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2020-93, 2020
Preprint under review for HESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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25 Mar 2020
Flexible vector-based spatial configurations in land models
Shervan Gharari, Martyn P. Clark, Naoki Mizukami, Wouter J. M. Knoben, Jefferson S. Wong, and Alain Pietroniro
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2020-111,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2020-111, 2020
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Highlight articles
03 Mar 2020
Changing suspended sediment in United States rivers and streams: linking sediment trends to changes in land use/cover, hydrology and climate
Jennifer C. Murphy
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 991–1010, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-991-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-991-2020, 2020
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27 Feb 2020
Temperature controls production but hydrology regulates export of dissolved organic carbon at the catchment scale
Hang Wen, Julia Perdrial, Benjamin W. Abbott, Susana Bernal, Rémi Dupas, Sarah E. Godsey, Adrian Harpold, Donna Rizzo, Kristen Underwood, Thomas Adler, Gary Sterle, and Li Li
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 945–966, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-945-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-945-2020, 2020
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19 Feb 2020
The millennium-old hydrogeology textbook The Extraction of Hidden Waters by the Persian mathematician and engineer Abubakr Mohammad Karaji (953 CE–1029 CE)
Behzad Ataie-Ashtiani and Craig T. Simmons
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 761–769, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-761-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-761-2020, 2020
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17 Feb 2020
Surface water as a cause of land degradation from dryland salinity
J. Nikolaus Callow, Matthew R. Hipsey, and Ryan I. J. Vogwill
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 717–734, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-717-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-717-2020, 2020
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05 Feb 2020
Global catchment modelling using World-Wide HYPE (WWH), open data, and stepwise parameter estimation
Berit Arheimer, Rafael Pimentel, Kristina Isberg, Louise Crochemore, Jafet C. M. Andersson, Abdulghani Hasan, and Luis Pineda
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 535–559, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-535-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-535-2020, 2020
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