About First International Electronic Conference on the Hydrological Cycle
The main aim of this International Electronic conference is to advance towards a better understanding of the Hydrological Cycle, including its observed changes and projections under future climate.
As the first conference in an annual series, the range of topics will be very general, but covering mainly the following subtopics:
i) Global Distribution of Water Vapor: evaporation and precipitation, water vapor flux and divergence, long-range transport of water vapor, clouds,
ii) Source-Sink Relationships and Methodologies: methods used to establish source-receptor relationships, analytical or box models, numerical water vapor tracers, physical water vapor tracers (isotopes),
iii) Global Source and Sink Regions of Moisture and Processes: identifying large-scale oceanic sources, terrestrial sources, and sinks of moisture, investigating the mechanisms associated with source and sink regions,
iv) Extreme Events: Atmospheric Rivers, floods, evaporation Hot Spots, anomalies of moisture transport linked to Drought Periods,
v) Low-Level Jets, Warm Pools, Monsoons and their role in the transport of moisture,
vi) the identification and characteristics of moisture sources, megadroughts, and megapluvials within the scope of Paleoclimatic studies,
vii) implications of Climate Change for Hydrology: changes in water vapor, changes in large-scale circulation related to moisture transport, changes in precipitation, aridity, evapotranpiration, soil moisture, streamflow, cloud distribution, and other usable water sources (snow, lake levels, reservoirs, glaciers, etc.).
viii) impacts of climate change in Soil Hydrological Processes, with special focus on forest hydrology, including experimental plots and catchments.
ix) Eco-hydrological modelling at different spatial scales.
x) Water resources management and impacts of climate change, including adaptation strategies, with special focus in the Mediterranean region.