Prospecting for freshwater: Hydro-meteo-bio-geo-physical controls of surface water-groundwater interactions

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Abstract

The notion of freshwater prospecting implies a dynamic view of the water cycle leading to a macro-scale, and yet process-based approach to water resources management that goes beyond balancing upstream-downstream transport and supply-demand at local places to embrace multiple basins and complex landscapes. A survey of ongoing research linking landform, land-use and land-cover patterns to the joint space-time variability of hydrometeorological and biophysical processes that govern the water cycle at the landscape scale is presented. Specifically, the focus is on analysing challenges and potential benefits from interpretive and model studies using a wide variety of remote sensing data (clouds, rainfall, vegetation, soil moisture) from multiple satellite platforms and coupled process models to assess the dynamic geography of freshwater stocks and hydrpecological resilience. Special emphasis is placed on rainfall distribution and the role of vegetation as a mediator of surface water-groundwater interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIAHS-AISH - Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationProcess Understanding, Conceptualization and Modelling
Pages85-93
Number of pages9
Edition321
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventGroundwater-Surface Water Interaction: Process Understanding, Conceptualization and Modelling - Perugia, Italy
Duration: Jul 11 2007Jul 13 2007

Publication series

NameIAHS-AISH Publication
Number321
ISSN (Print)0144-7815

Conference

ConferenceGroundwater-Surface Water Interaction: Process Understanding, Conceptualization and Modelling
CountryItaly
CityPerugia
Period7/11/077/13/07

Keywords

  • Coupled models
  • Land-atmosphere interactions
  • Remote sensing
  • Space-time variability
  • Water cycle
  • Water resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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