Hydrological Sciences Journal/Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques (HYDROLOG SCI J)

Publisher: International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Taylor & Francis

Journal description

Hydrological Sciences Journal (HSJ) is the official journal of IAHS and provides a forum for original papers and for the exchange of information and views on significant developments in hydrology worldwide. Announcements of IAHS organized or sponsored meetings and book reviews are also included in the printed version. The HSJ impact factor is now 0.885 (ISI Journals Citation Report, 2003). IAHS has published a journal since 1956: it began as a quarterly publication - Bulletin of the International Association of Scientific Hydrology (1956 - 1971) and Hydrological Sciences Bulletin (1972 - 1981) - and became bimonthly in 1988. From 2005, the Journal is available online as well as in print.

Current impact factor: 1.55

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.549
2013 Impact Factor 1.252
2012 Impact Factor 1.114
2011 Impact Factor 1.541
2010 Impact Factor 1.447
2009 Impact Factor 1.418
2008 Impact Factor 1.216
2007 Impact Factor 1.604
2006 Impact Factor 1.201
2005 Impact Factor 1.606
2004 Impact Factor 1.326
2003 Impact Factor 0.885
2002 Impact Factor 1.2
2001 Impact Factor 1.22
2000 Impact Factor 0.861
1999 Impact Factor 1.009
1998 Impact Factor 0.411
1997 Impact Factor 0.381
1996 Impact Factor 0.386
1995 Impact Factor 0.392
1994 Impact Factor 0.465
1993 Impact Factor 0.288
1992 Impact Factor 0.236

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.86
Cited half-life 9.80
Immediacy index 0.55
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.58
Website Hydrological Sciences Journal / Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques website
Other titles Hydrological sciences journal, Journal des sciences hydrologiques
ISSN 0262-6667
OCLC 8293191
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: A regionalized Rain no rain (RNC) classification based on scattering index methodology is developed for detecting rainfall signature over the land regions of Mahanadi basin (India), using data products from the passive and active sensors onboard Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) namely, Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR). The proposed model developed using two years of orbital database was validated using PR and in-situ data for selected case study events of 2011 and 2012. Performance evaluation of the model is discussed using ten metrics derived from the contingency table. Overall results show superior performance with an average Probability of Detection as 0.83, Bias as 1.10 and Odds ratio Skill score greater than 0.93. Accurate rainfall detection is obtained for 95% of case study events. The relative performance of proposed model is dependent on rainfall type but, it will assist in rainfall retrieval algorithms for current missions like Global Precipitation Measurement Mission.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2016 · Hydrological Sciences Journal/Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques
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    ABSTRACT: When applying a distributed hydrologic model in urban watersheds, grid-based land use classification data with 10 m resolution are typically used in Japan. For urban hydrologic models, the estimation of the Impervious Area Ratio (IAR) of each land use classification is a crucial factor for accurate runoff analysis. In order to assess the IAR accurately, we created a set of vector-based “urban landscape GIS delineation” data for a typical urban watershed in Tokyo. In this study, by simply superimposing the vector-based delineation map on the grid-based map, the IAR of each grid-based land use classification was estimated, after calculating the IARs of all grid cells in the entire urban watershed. As a result, we were able to calculate the frequency distribution of IAR for each land use classification as well as the spatial distribution of IARs for the urban watershed. It is evident from the results that the reference values of IAR for the land use classifications were estimated very roughly and inherited from about 7% to 70% errors, which corresponds to more than 100 mm increase of direct runoff for the 1,500 mm annual average precipitation.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Hydrological Sciences Journal/Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques
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    ABSTRACT: Evaporation is one of the most important components in both the energy and water budgets of lakes and a primary process of water loss from their surface. The Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) technique is used in this study to estimate daily evaporation from Lake Vegoritis in Northern Greece and is compared with the classical empirical methods as Penman, Priestley-Taylor and mass transfer method. The estimation of the evaporation over the lake is based on the energy budget method in combination with a mathematical model of water temperature distribution in the lake. Daily data sets of air temperature, relative humidity, wind velocity, sunshine hours and evaporation were used for training and testing of ANN models. Several input combinations and different ANN architecture were tried to detect the most suitable model in predicting the lake evaporation. The best obtained structure for ANN evaporation model was 4-4-1, with root mean square error (RMSE) and correlation coefficient from 0.69 to 1.35 mm d−1 and 0.79 to 0.92, respectively.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Hydrological Sciences Journal/Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques

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    ABSTRACT: A semi-distributed hydrological model of the Niger River above and including the Inner Delta is developed. GCM-related uncertainty in climate change impacts are investigated using seven GCMs for a 2°C increase in global mean temperature, the hypothesised threshold of “dangerous” climate change. Declines in precipitation predominate, although some GCMs project increases for some sub-catchments, whilst PET increases for all scenarios. Inter-GCM uncertainty in projected precipitation is three to five times that of PET. With the exception of one GCM (HadGEM1), which projects a very small increase (3.9%), river inflows to the Delta decline. There is considerable uncertainty in the magnitude of these reductions, ranging from 0.8% (HadCM3) to 52.7% (IPSL). Whilst flood extent for HadGEM1 increases (mean annual peak +1405 km2/+10.2%), for other GCMs it declines. These declines range from almost negligible changes to a 7903 km2 (57.3%) reduction in the mean annual peak.
    Preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Hydrological Sciences Journal/Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, the effect of single and double row piles for reducing scouring in a mild-curve river meander was studied experimentally. The experimental study focused on the effect of vegetation on bed topography in a mild curve meander bend. The experimental tests were conducted in a laboratory flume under clear water flow condition. A series of experimental tests were carried out with fixed bed, non-vegetated and vegetated movable beds with different vegetation patterns. Analysis of the flow characteristics indicated that when the bed was mobile with vegetation in the inner bank, the core of maximum streamwise velocity shifted towards the centerline of the bend. Additionally, the cross-sectional kinetic energy increased from 0.05% for the fixed bed test to 4.30% for the test with double rows vegetation. Furthermore, the presence of vegetation was found to increase the uniformity of the distribution of turbulence intensity and to reduce the Reynolds shear stress along the test section. Also the mass fluxes increased from the outer bank to the inner bank and from the upstream towards the downstream of the bend. Finally, the comparison of bed topography in vegetated and non-vegetated channels showed that the maximum scour depth at the bend apex reduced 77% and 62% for the cases with one row and two rows of vegetation respectively. The results of this study were compared with previous proposed models for predicting the vertical distribution of the streamwise velocity at the bend apex. It was found that Johannesson and Parker’s model (JPM) gave the lowest value of standard error. The above findings are worthwhile in river training works and, in particular, for restoration of meandering rivers.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Hydrological Sciences Journal/Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques
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    ABSTRACT: As urban space continues to expand to accommodate a growing global population, there remains a real need to quantify and qualify the impacts of urban space on natural processes. The expansion of global urban areas has resulted in marked alterations to natural processes, environmental quality and natural resource consumption. The urban landscape influences infiltration and evapotranspiration, complicating our capacity to quantify their dynamics across a heterogeneous landscape at contrasting scales. Impervious surfaces exacerbate runoff processes whereas runoff from pervious areas remains uncertain owing to variable infiltration dynamics. Increasingly, the link between the natural hydrological cycle and engineered water cycle has been made, realising the contributions from leaky infrastructure to recharge and runoff rates. Urban landscapes are host to a suite of contaminants that impact on water quality, where novel contaminants continue to pose new challenges to monitoring and treatment regimes. This review seeks to assess the major advances and remaining challenges that remain within the growing field of urban hydrology.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Hydrological Sciences Journal/Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques
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    ABSTRACT: The inland extending length of the freshwater–saltwater interface toe is useful in studies of seawater intrusion in coastal areas. The submarine fresh groundwater discharge in coastal zones is affected not only by hydraulic conductivity and hydraulic gradient of the aquifer, but also by the position of the interface. Two observation wells at different distances from the coast are required to calculate the fresh groundwater flow rate in coastal unconfined aquifers. By considering that the submarine groundwater discharge is equal to the groundwater flow rate, the length of the interface toe extending inland can be estimated when the groundwater flow is at a steady-flow state. Aquifers with horizontal and sloping confined beds and without/with unique surface vertical infiltration are considered. Examples used to illustrate the application of these methods indicate that the inland extending lengths of the interface toe in aquifers with vertical surface infiltration are much shorter than those in aquifers without vertical surface infiltration, and the length of the interface in aquifers with a horizontal confining lower bed are smaller than those in aquifers with a slope confining lower bed towards the sea. The extent of the interface on the northwestern coast near the city of Beihai in southern Guangxi, China, on 18 January 2013 was estimated as 471–478 m.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Hydrological Sciences Journal/Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques