Research Highlights

Research Highlights and Advancements in Hydrogeophysics

Water Resources Research (WRR) has always been the journal that the hydrogeophysics community has targeted for publishing its scientific findings. The most recent issue of WRR celebrates the 50th anniversary of the journal and includes a compilation of review papers on state-of-the-art methods in hydrology. Binley et al. provide a comprehensive and up to date overview of the contributions that hydrogeophysics has made to water resources and ecosystem services research. In addition to documenting how geophysical methods have emerged as valuable tools for investigating shallow subsurface processes over the past two decades, Binley et al. offer a vision for future developments relevant to hydrology and also ecosystem science.

by Andrew Binley, Susan S. Hubbard, Johan A. Huisman, André Revil, David A. Robinson, Kamini Singha, Lee D. Slater

Cartoon of a terrestrial environment, illustrating hydrogeological heterogeneity and how geophysical methods are often used to characterize the “hidden” subsurface. Geophysical data sets provide information about geophysical properties, such as electrical conductivity (shown here), which can potentially be related to hydrogeological properties.
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