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Intertwining Observations and Predictions in Vadose Zone Hydrology: A Review of Selected Studies

It has been published the invited manuscript entitled “Intertwining Observations and Predictions in Vadose Zone Hydrology: A Review of Selected Studies” by Nunzio Romano on our special issue “Hydrological and Environmental Modeling: from Observations to Predictions“.

This review paper explores the value of the interplay between observations and predictions by presenting and discussing some selected studies dealing with vadose zone hydrology. Nunzio Romano argue for an advanced vision in carrying out these two tasks to tackle the issues of ecosystem services and general environmental challenges more effectively. There is a recognized need to set up networks of critical zone observatories in which strategies are developed and tested that combine different measurement techniques with the use of models of different complexity.

How to cite: Romano, N. Intertwining Observations and Predictions in Vadose Zone Hydrology: A Review of Selected Studies. Water 202012, 1107. [pdf]

Salvatore Manfreda
Author: Salvatore Manfreda

Salvatore Manfreda is Full Professor of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Constructions at the University of Naples Federico II. He is currently the Chair of the COST Action HARMONIOUS and the Scientific Coordinator of the Research Grant aimed at the Development of the Flood Forecasting System of the Basilicata Region Civil Protection. He has broad interest on distributed modeling, flood risk, stochastic processes in hydrology and UAS-based monitoring.