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

“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

“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

“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

“Aspects of bulk atmospheric boundary layer similarity under free-convective conditions,” W. Brutsaert, Rev. Geophys., 37, 439-451 (1999).

- 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, John.Selker@oregonstate.edu

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.

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, John.Selker@oregonstate.edu

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.