Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Brutsaert-Parlange Special Issue on WRR and the symposium in their honor

There was a call for a special issue of Water Resources Research in honor to Wildfried Brutsaert and Jean-Yves Parlange to which I would like to contribute. Their sites already talk abour their outstanding contribution to Hydrology.
Here below W. Brusaert (on the left) with S. Islam (on the right) at the recent I. Rodriguez-Iturbe's Symposium
And J.Y. Parlange with M. Sivapalan and V. Isham (from the left) at the same event
Interestingly in this call John Selker indicates some additional topics that raised my curiosity, especially because some key papers, which I was able to retrieve, were included as a reference:

  • Solutions to the Blasius Equation
Analytical approximations to the solution of the Blasius equation,” J.-Y. Parlange, R.D. Braddock and G. Sander, Acta Mech. 38:119-125 (1981). 

Solving the Boussinesq equation using solutions of the Blasius equation,” W.L. Hogarth and J.-Y. Parlange, Water Resour. Res. 35:885-887 (1999).
  • Recirculating Flows
“Spherical cap bubbles with laminar wakes,” J.-Y. Parlange, J. Fluid Mech. 37:257-263 (1969).
“Recirculation within a fluid sphere at moderate Reynolds numbers,” D.A. Barry and J.-Y. Parlange, J. Fluid Mech. 465:293-300 (2002).
  • Molecular diffusion into a turbulent atmosphere
A theory for local evaporation (or heat transfer) from rough and smooth surfaces at ground level,” Brutsaert, W., Water Resour. Res., 11(4), 543-550 (1975).
The roughness length for water vapor, sensible heat, and other scalars,” W. Brutsaert, J. Atmos. Sci., 32(10):2028-2031 (1976).
  • Parameterization of capillary properties of soils 
“Probability laws for pore size distributions,” W. Brutsaert, Soil Sci. 101:85-92 (1966). Not the same paper but "The Permeability of a Porous Medium Determined from Certain Probability laws of Pore Size Distribution".

A concise parameterization of the hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils,” W. Brutsaert, Adv. Water Resour., 23, 811-815 (2000).
  • Bulk transfer characteristics of the turbulent atmospheric boundary layer
The applicability of planetary boundary layer theory to calculate regional evapotranspiration,” Brutsaert, W. and J.A. Mawdsley, Water Resour. Res., 12:852-858 (1976).
  • Sound wave propagation in soils
The propagation of elastic waves in unconsolidated unsaturated granular mediums,” W. Brutsaert, J. Geophys. Res., 69:243-257 (1964).
The velocity of sound in soils near the surface, as a function of moisture content,” W. Brutsaert and J.N. Luthin. J. Geophys. Res., 69:643-652 (1964).

For more information, contact John Selker at Prof. John Selker, Biological & Ecological Engineering
rm 210 Gilmore Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3906, tel: +1-541-737-6304, cell: +1-541-829-0137, fax: +1-541-737-2082,

The special issue come after a Symposium in Parlange's and Brutsaert's honor whose interesting material can be found at this Cornell site. All the contributions are listed and available here.

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