Hydrogeology is the science of earth and hydrosphere related research that studies the relationship between water and earth. Hydrogeology deals specifically with the relationship between the groundwater, the subsurface reservoir of ground water, and the surface runoff. The study of hydrogeology can be broadly divided into two areas, namely geodynamics and hydrology. Geology mainly deals with the analysis and interpretation of geological data such as paleoselection, sedimentation, and structural geometries. Hydrology on the other hand, is concerned more with precipitation, injection, evaporation, and groundwater flow. The hydrogeologists determine the sources, flow capacity, recharge rate, and other relevant information associated with hydrogeology.
Hydrogeology is a branch of earth science that studies the relationship between the earth, the environment, the subsurface reservoir of ground water, and the activities of living things within the Earth system. The hydrogeologist must be able to distinguish between natural and artificial phenomena, determine the location and characteristics of a hydrogeological system, evaluate a site, and determine the formation of rocks and other soil strata. In addition to these, hydrogeology must also be able to interpret any changes that have taken place in the Earth’s surface. This field is intimately connected to hydrology, which is concerned with climate change and precipitation. In hydrogeology, changes in water levels or quality, humidity, temperature, and surface water conditions can be directly or indirectly linked to the physical makeup of rocks and underlying strata.
Most of the Earth’s hydrogeological cycle occurs in freshwater systems, such as lakes, rivers, and streams. These bodies of water help to regulate the overall environment by controlling the dynamics of ecosystems, regulating the flow of water, and serving as a source of food, shelter, and clothing. Many scientists believe that the earth’s surface freshwater is being continually replenished. Hydrogeology has many interdisciplinary studies that examine different aspects of surface freshwater including evaporation, transport, deposition, transport, recycling, climate, ice, slip, and fault movement. Many of these processes have significant effects on the climate and the hydrologic cycle.
As hydrogeology has become an increasingly important field of study, many hydrogeologists have found employment as educators, writers, consultants, or university researchers. They may be employed by governmental bodies, non-profit organizations, or private companies that are engaged in the development, construction, or maintenance of freshwater resources. Many hydrogeologists spend their careers in academia, though there are also increasing numbers of hydrogeologists who choose to go into the research and development field of environmental science. These scientists often apply scientific principles and theories to hydrogeology and look for the relationship between natural resources and climate.
With the emerging interest in hydrogeology and with the increase in knowledge about the Earth’s hydrosphere, it is not surprising that there has been a growing demand for more advanced and professional articles in this popular genre. As a result, many of these professional journals now have dedicated Hydrogeology sections. The articles in these professional journals will represent a diversity of perspectives on various topics related to hydrogeology. Many of the new journal articles will be written for general audience readers interested in scientific and technical articles about hydrogeology.
One important facet of publishing in these journals is the need to meet strict scientific and numerical deadlines. The Journal of Hydrogeology was created by J.R. Frye to meet the academic deadline for publication of a top-quality journal article in November of every year. The Journal of Hydrogeology was established to serve as a standard reference source for all fields of Hydrogeology. It is important that any Hydrogeologist publishing in Hydrogeology issues a submission deadline for the Journal of Hydrogeology before December 2021.