Call for Papers for “Hydrology delivers Earth System Sciences to Society (HESSS4)

Posted on June 14, 2017

Improving and Integrating Knowledge across Disciplines on Global Energy, Water and Carbon Cycles” in Water Resources Research, AGU Publications

Submission acceptance begins: 15 June 2017

  • Submission deadline: 31 October 2017
  • Special Section Organizers: Hyungjun Kim (The University of Tokyo, Japan), Jacob Schewe (PIK, Germany), Forrest M. Hoffman (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA), and Yoshihide Wada (IIASA, Austria)

Across various disciplines, a number of community-wide initiatives (such as CMIP, GSWP, ISIMIP, HAPPI, ILAMB, etc.) have developed to synthesize and advance knowledge of climate change impacts, land surface processes, and global energy, water and biogeochemical cycles. These have made indispensable contributions to recent advances in Earth system sciences. The 4th international conference of Hydrology delivers Earth System Sciences to Society (HESSS4) was hosted at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan in May 2017 to provide an agora to strengthen synergies between research communities of climate modeling, monitoring and impact assessment and to discuss how to deliver scientific achievements to our society. Here, we call for papers for a special collection to compile those interdisciplinary works introduced in HESSS4 and extended to the associated communities. Further details of the conference are available on the web page

The solicitations of this special collection will cover a wide range of interrelated research topics including but not limited to (1) Changes of Climate Forcing and Terrestrial Feedback, (2) Climate Extremes and Impacts Assessment, (3) Natural-Human System Interactions, (4) Satellite Remote Sensing for Extreme Monitoring, (5) Short-/mid-range Hydrologic Forecast, (6) Data and Model Integration, (7) Model Benchmarking and Uncertainty Estimation, and (8) Delivering Science to Society. Contributions linking two or more of these topics are especially encouraged.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS Web site ( For additional information please contact