The Open Hydrology Journal (Open Hydrol J )

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers


The Open Hydrology Journal is an Open Access online journal, which publishes research articles, letters and reviews in all areas of hydrology and water quality and management. The Open Hydrology Journal, a peer-reviewed journal, aims to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in the field. The emphasis will be on publishing quality papers rapidly and freely available to researchers worldwide.

  • Impact factor
  • 5-year impact
  • Cited half-life
  • Immediacy index
  • Eigenfactor
  • Article influence
  • Website
    The Open Hydrology Journal website
  • Other titles
    Open hydrology journal (online), TOHJ
  • ISSN
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  • Material type
    Series, Internet resource
  • Document type
    Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Bentham Science Publishers

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author cannot archive a post-print version
  • Restrictions
    • 12 months (unless federal, government, funding agencies or local policy mandates for the author's institute a different policy on self-archiving)
  • Conditions
    • On authors personal or authors institutions server
    • Published source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to journal home page
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Articles in all journals can be made Open Access on payment of additional charge
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Groundwater recharge is often assumed to be uniform within a watershed owing to difficulties in quantifying its temporal and spatial variability. In this paper, fluctuations in soil moisture content at multiple depths in the unsaturated zone together with fluctuations in the water table are used to provide a record of the recharge process and a means to quantify and compare temporal and spatial recharge variability. Hourly measurements of soil moisture content and the elevation of the water table were collected at two sites, a clear cut and a coniferous forest site, within the Trout Lake basin of northern Wisconsin. The soil moisture and water table data were used together to assess the temporal and spatial variability in groundwater recharge from October 1999 to May 2001 and to identify the climatic (amount and timing of rainfall) and physical (vegetation and soil type) controls on the recharge process within this basin. Together, the two datasets allow for a holistic assessment of the recharge process from the ground surface through the unsaturated zone down to the water table.
    The Open Hydrology Journal 12/2012; 6:15-22.
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    ABSTRACT: Sustainable water resources development of Malawi needs a thorough assessment of the impact of climate change on the future water levels of Lake Malawi because Lake Malawi together with its outflowing Shire river water sys-tem is Malawi's most important water resource for hydropower generation, water supply for industrial and domestic use in the city of Blantyre and its surrounding urban areas together with irrigation water in the Lower Shire Valley (LSV). Any changes in the hydrological or ecological behaviour of the lake will have far reaching consequences on the economy of Malawi. This paper reviews the current literature on the water balance studies of Lake Malawi and introduces climate change modelling into the water balance model to assess the likely future behaviour of the lake.
    The Open Hydrology Journal 01/2010; 4:152-162.
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    ABSTRACT: The population growth, economic development with the consequent anthropogenic activities at the Nile Delta of Egypt addresses the present-day hydro-environmental status and quality deterioration trends of surface Nile River water. The hydrochemical fingerprints of surface waters revealed the effects of points and non-points sources of pollution. The relative low Cl- and SO4 2- in Nile water of Damietta and Rosetta branches precludes subjacent sources of polluted water. Mixing of surface Nile waters with other drainage polluted ones was revealed by Ludwig-Langelier and Piper diagrams, where there is a general tendency towards no-dominant water type’s regime in the Nile River branches with a certain modification in the hydrochemical facies of the drains waters. This modification is due to their pollution by point and non-point sources. The general tendency of water quality deterioration is generally towards the north. The pattern given by the multivariate statistical clustering technique for water quality discrimination indicated that the chief pollution sources prevalent had some commonality, which reveals similar phenomena of mixing and deterioration pattern, as the water, in general, is coming from one source (Nile River), which was subsequently modified by the natural and anthropogenic activities. The picture with respect to the nature of existing pollutants revealed the tendency of areas associated with parameters like the anthropogenic activities are getting widespread (not concentrated) over the whole area of study.
    The Open Hydrology Journal 01/2010; 4:1-13.