Satellite observations, combined with algorithms borrowed from river engineering, could fill large gaps in our knowledge of global river flows where field data are lacking.
Cohn emphasized the use of hydrologic science for the public good, to protect ordinary citizens from flood and pollution hazards and to reduce losses from natural disasters.
Swings from snow drought to extreme winter rainfall make managing reservoirs, like the Oroville Dam, incredibly difficult. But what exactly is "snow drought"?
Scientists review several decades of research on the complex freshwater reach where fluvial and tidal forces meet.
Tidal rivers are a vital and little studied nexus between physical oceanography and hydrology.
Scientists reconstruct the paleohydrology of Tulare Lake to unravel the region's long-term drought history.
Seismometers could help scientists monitor elusive fluctuations in water discharge from glaciers that flow into the ocean.