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Announcement and Call for Papers for a Water Resources Research Special Section:
Title: Hydrologic discovery through physical analysis - Honoring the scientific legacies of W. Brutsaert and J.-Y. Parlange

Format and Logistics:
This will be a unique format for a special section, as there will be two categories of papers: review articles and letters.  The review articles will present a synthesis of the key results of Brutsaert and Parlange in a topical area (see below), and address the branch of research that has grown from this foundation.  These succinct articles will have a lead author determined by the Section Editors (Selker and Sander) in consultation with the Symposium organizing committee.  Contributors who would like to be part of review-article author teams are welcomed, and should contact Selker or Sander to start this process.  The “Letters” category will consist of technical notes (under 4 pages in the journal) that will leverage the context created by the review articles to provide a venue for compact presentation of a single novel contribution that builds upon one of the review paper themes listed below.  All papers will be subject to standard WRR peer-review and will be submitted via GEMS.  All papers are due by September 30, 2012.  Drafts of review articles will be made available as soon as possible to authors of Letters to assist them in their writing.
Topics that will definitely appear in the Special Section (review paper coordinator listed)
1.            Erosion - Graham Sander
2.            Instability and Fluid Mechanics – David DiCarlo
3.            Hysteresis and Thermodynamics – TBA
4.            Infiltration (with Air escape and Time Compression Analysis) – Shmuel Assouline
5.            Boussinesq and Runoff Relationships – Peter Troch
6.            Evaporation - Michiaki Sugita
7.            Turbulence in Atmospheric Boundary Layer – Nelson Luís Dias
8.            Atmospheric Radiation - TBA
9.            Flow in Open Channels – Andrea Rinaldo
10.          Solute Transport – Andrew Barry

Additional topic areas for which Review Article Lead Authors are invited to volunteer include:

  1. Solutions to the Blasius Equation
    For instance, with reference to the following key articles:
    “Analytical approximations to the solution of the Blasius equation,”  J.-Y. Parlange, R.D. Braddock and G. Sander, Acta Mech. 38:119-125 (1981).
    “Solving the Boussinesq equation using solutions of the Blasius equation,” W.L. Hogarth and J.-Y. Parlange, Water Resour. Res. 35:885-887 (1999).
  2. Recirculating Flows
    For instance, with reference to the following key articles:
    “Spherical cap bubbles with laminar wakes,”  J.-Y. Parlange, J. Fluid Mech. 37:257-263 (1969).
    “Recirculation within a fluid sphere at moderate Reynolds numbers,” D.A. Barry and J.-Y. Parlange, J. Fluid Mech. 465:293-300 (2002).
  3. Molecular diffusion into a turbulent atmosphere
    For instance, with reference to the following key articles:
    “A theory for local evaporation (or heat transfer) from rough and smooth surfaces at ground level,”  Brutsaert, W.,  Water Resour. Res., 11(4), 543-550 (1975).
    “The roughness length for water vapor, sensible heat, and other scalars,” W. Brutsaert, J. Atmos. Sci., 32(10):2028-2031 (1976).
  4. Parameterization of capillary properties of soils
    For instance, with reference to the following key articles:
    “Probability laws for pore size distributions,”  W. Brutsaert, Soil Sci. 101:85-92 (1966).
    “A concise parameterization of the hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils,” W. Brutsaert, Adv. Water Resour., 23, 811-815 (2000).
  5. Bulk transfer characteristics of the turbulent atmospheric boundary layer
    For instance, with reference to the following key articles:
    “The applicability of planetary boundary layer theory to calculate regional evapotranspiration,” Brutsaert, W. and J.A. Mawdsley,  Water Resour. Res., 12:852-858 (1976).
    “Aspects of bulk atmospheric boundary layer similarity under free-convective conditions,” W. Brutsaert, Rev. Geophys., 37, 439-451 (1999).
  6. Sound wave propagation in soils
    For instance, with reference to the following key articles:
    “The propagation of elastic waves in unconsolidated unsaturated granular mediums,” W. Brutsaert,  J. Geophys. Res., 69:243-257 (1964).
    “The velocity of sound in soils near the surface, as a function of moisture content,” W.  Brutsaert and J.N. Luthin.  J. Geophys. Res., 69:643-652 (1964).

For more information, contact John Selker at Prof. John Selker, Biological & Ecological Engineering
rm 210 Gilmore Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3906, tel: +1-541-737-6304, cell: +1-541-829-0137, fax: +1-541-737-2082,