Introduction to Physical Hydrology

  • Filename: introduction-to-physical-hydrology.
  • ISBN: 9780199296842
  • Release Date: 2010-01-21
  • Number of pages: 331
  • Author: Martin Hendriks
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Introduction to Physical Hydrology explores the principal rules that govern the flow of water by considering the four major types of water: atmospheric, ground, soil, and surface. It gives insights into the major hydrological processes, and shows how the principles of physical hydrology inform our understanding of climate and global hydrology.

Physical Hydrology

  • Filename: physical-hydrology.
  • ISBN: 9781478628071
  • Release Date: 2015-01-09
  • Number of pages: 643
  • Author: S. Lawrence Dingman
  • Publisher: Waveland Press



For twenty years, Lawrence Dingman’s well-written, comprehensive Physical Hydrology has set standards for balancing theoretical depth and breadth of applications. Rich in substance and written to meet the needs of future researchers and experts in the field, Dingman treats hydrology as a distinct geoscience that is continually expanding to deal with large-scale changes in land use and climate. The third edition provides a solid conceptual basis of the subject and introduces the quantitative relations involved in answering scientific and management questions about water resources. The text is organized around three principal themes: the basic concepts underlying the science of hydrology; the exchange of water and energy between the atmosphere and the earth’s surface; and the land phase of the hydrologic cycle. Dingman supplies the basic physical principles necessary for developing a sound, instructive sense of the way in which water moves on and through the land; in addition, he describes the assumptions behind each analytical approach and identifies the limitations of each.

Elements of Physical Hydrology

  • Filename: elements-of-physical-hydrology.
  • ISBN: 9781421413969
  • Release Date: 2014-11-20
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: George M. Hornberger
  • Publisher: JHU Press



Among the many diverse aspects of environmental science, none is more critical to the future of society and nature than water. Understanding the role of water on Earth and making good decisions regarding water conservation and hydrological hazards depends on learning the fundamentals of physical hydrology. This textbook, now in an expanded second edition, provides the clearest opportunity for students to absorb those fundamentals. Written at an introductory level, Elements of Physical Hydrology covers virtually every aspect of this subject, including: • The hydrological cycle• Water budgets at catchment to global scales • Spatial and temporal aspects of precipitation• Evapotranspiration• Fluid dynamics and the Bernoulli equation• Laminar and turbulent flows• Open channel flow • Flood movement through reservoirs and channels • Flood frequency analysis• Groundwater flow• Aquifer characterization• Land subsidence• Soil moisture dynamics• Flow in the unsaturated zone• Hydrologic controls on vegetation • Biotic controls on hydrological processes• Runoff generation from surface and subsurface sources• Catchment models• The water-food-energy nexus• The globalization of water• Impacts of changing climate Layering one topic upon the next, Elements of Physical Hydrology succeeds in moving from simple, easy-to-grasp explanations though equations and models in a manner that will leave students new to the topic eager to apply their knowledge. Professionals in related disciplines will also find this book ideal for self-study. Thoughtfully illustrated, carefully written, and covering a broad spectrum of topics, this classic text clarifies a subject that is often misunderstood and oversimplified. -- Keith Loague

Hydrology

  • Filename: hydrology.
  • ISBN: 9781107268791
  • Release Date: 2005-08-11
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Wilfried Brutsaert
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Water in its different forms has always been a source of wonder, curiosity and practical concern for humans everywhere. Hydrology: An Introduction presents a coherent introduction to the fundamental principles of hydrology, based on the course that Wilfried Brutsaert has taught at Cornell University for the last thirty years. Hydrologic phenomena are dealt with at spatial and temporal scales at which they occur in nature. The physics and mathematics necessary to describe these phenomena are introduced and developed, and readers will require a working knowledge of calculus and basic fluid mechanics. The book will be invaluable as a textbook for entry-level courses in hydrology directed at advanced seniors and graduate students in physical science and engineering. In addition, the book will be more broadly of interest to professional scientists and engineers in hydrology, environmental science, meteorology, agronomy, geology, climatology, oceanology, glaciology and other earth sciences.

Fundamentals of Hydrology

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-hydrology.
  • ISBN: 9780415399869
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Tim Davie
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



In order to manage the world's increasingly scarce water resources we must have a sound understanding of how water moves around the planet and what influences water quality. Fundamentals of Hydrology provides an engaging and comprehensive introduction to this subject and provides real-life examples of water resource management in a changing world. The second edition of this popular book brings the text up-to-date with additional case studies and diagrams and a greater synthesis of water quality with physical hydrology. The chapters on runoff and evaporation have been updated and the final chapter on hydrology in a changing world has more material on water resource management strategies. Additionally the chapter on streamflow analysis now includes a more in-depth section on modelling runoff. The book begins with a comprehensive coverage of precipitation, evaporation, water stored in the ground and as snow and ice, and runoff. These physical hydrological processes show with respect to the fundamental knowledge about the process, its measurement and estimation and how it ties in with water quality. Following this is a section on analyzing streamflow data, including using computer models and combining hydrology and ecology for in-stream flow assessment. A chapter on water quality shows how to measure and estimate it in a variable environment and finishes with a section on pollution treatment. The final chapter brings the text together to discuss water resource management andreal-life issues that are faced by hydrologists in a constantly changing world. Fundamentals of Hydrology is a lively and accessible introduction to the study of hydrology at university level. This new edition continues to provide an understanding of hydrological processes, knowledge of the techniques used to assess water resources and an up-to-date overview of water resource management in a changing world. Throughout the text, wide-ranging examples and case studies are used to clearly explain ideas and methods. Short chapter summaries, essay questions, guides to further reading and a glossary are also included.

Hydrology

  • Filename: hydrology.
  • ISBN: 0195553586
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 326
  • Author: Anthony Ladson
  • Publisher:



Australia has a unique climate and students of Australian Hydrology need a textbook to match. Hydrology: An Australian Introduction is the first hydrology text of its kind, prepared especially for Australian students. It explores and discusses the techniques used for dealing with problems in the Australian context including: Rainfall, including estimation of design rainfall events Evapotranspiration Runoff processes Stream flow measurement and data Flood frequency analysis Rational method of design flood estimation Rainfall runoff models Water storage, diversions and management This text provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamental hydrology principles but the focus, examples and applications relate to the Australian experience. It includes worked examples from the geographically diverse regions of Australia and introduces techniques that can be used to solve practical problems in hydrology.

An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment

  • Filename: an-introduction-to-physical-geography-and-the-environment.
  • ISBN: 0131753045
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 762
  • Author: Joseph Holden
  • Publisher: Pearson Education



The second edition of this best-selling and highly respected textbook provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the major topics within physical geography. An Introduction to Physical Geography and the Environment is designed with a range of in-text features such as case studies and reflective questions to aid study. As well as this, students have access to a rich and extensive range of online support resources such as extra weblinks, fieldwork worksheets, interactive models and new video clips of physical processes in action, all of which will help them achieve success in their Physical Geography course.

Introduction to Environmental Soil Physics

  • Filename: introduction-to-environmental-soil-physics.
  • ISBN: 9780080495774
  • Release Date: 2003-12-17
  • Number of pages: 494
  • Author: Daniel Hillel
  • Publisher: Academic Press



An abridged, student-oriented edition of Hillel's earlier published Environmental Soil Physics, this is a more succinct elucidation of the physical principles and processes governing the behavior of soil and the vital role it plays in both natural and managed ecosystems. The textbook is self-contained and self-explanatory, with numerous illustrations and sample problems. Based on sound fundamental theory, the textbook leads to a practical consideration of soil as a living system in nature and illustrates the influences of human activity upon soil structure and function. Students, as well as other readers, will better understand the importance of soils and the pivotal possition they occupy with respect to careful and knowledgeable conservation. * Written in an engaging and clear style, posing and resolving issues relevant to the terrestrial environment. * Explores the gamut of the interactions among the phases in the soil and the dynamic interconnection of the soil with the subterranean and atmospheric domains. * Reveals the salient ideas, approaches, and methods of environmental soil physics. * Includes numerous illustrative exercises, which are explicitly solved. * Designed to serve for classroom and laboratory instruction, for self-study, and for reference. * Oriented toward practical problems in ecology, field-scale hydrology, agronomy, and civil engineering. * Differs from earlier texts in its wider scope and holistic environmental conception

Stream Hydrology

  • Filename: stream-hydrology.
  • ISBN: 0470843578
  • Release Date: 2004-06-18
  • Number of pages: 429
  • Author: Nancy D. Gordon
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons



Since the publication of the first edition (1994) there have been rapid developments in the application of hydrology, geomorphology and ecology to stream management. In particular, growth has occurred in the areas of stream rehabilitation and the evaluation of environmental flow needs. The concept of stream health has been adopted as a way of assessing stream resources and setting management goals. Stream Hydrology: An Introduction for Ecologists Second Edition documents recent research and practice in these areas. Chapters provide information on sampling, field techniques, stream analysis, the hydrodynamics of moving water, channel form, sediment transport and commonly used statistical methods such as flow duration and flood frequency analysis. Methods are presented from engineering hydrology, fluvial geomorphology and hydraulics with examples of their biological implications. This book demonstrates how these fields are linked and utilised in modern, scientific river management. Emphasis on applications, from collecting and analysing field measurements to using data and tools in stream management. Updated to include new sections on environmental flows, rehabilitation, measuring stream health and stream classification. Critical reviews of the successes and failures of implementation. Revised and updated windows-based AQUAPAK software. This book is essential reading for 2nd/3rd year undergraduates and postgraduates of hydrology, stream ecology and fisheries science in Departments of Physical Geography, Biology, Environmental Science, Landscape Ecology, Environmental Engineering and Limnology. It would be valuable reading for professionals working in stream ecology, fisheries science and habitat management, environmental consultants and engineers.

Environmental Hydrology Second Edition

  • Filename: environmental-hydrology-second-edition.
  • ISBN: 1566706165
  • Release Date: 2003-12-18
  • Number of pages: 504
  • Author: Andy D. Ward
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The technological advances of recent years include the emergence of new remote sensing and geographic information systems that are invaluable for the study of wetlands, agricultural land, and land use change. Students, hydrologists, and environmental engineers are searching for a comprehensive hydrogeologic overview that supplements information on hydrologic processes with data on these new information technology tools. Environmental Hydrology, Second Edition builds upon the foundation of the bestselling first edition by providing a qualitative understanding of hydrologic processes while introducing new methods for quantifying hydrologic parameters and processes. Written by authors with extensive multidisciplinary experience, the text first discusses the components of the hydrologic cycle, then follows with chapters on precipitation, stream processes, human impacts, new information system applications, and numerous other methods and strategies. By updating this thorough text with the newest analytical tools and measurement methodologies in the field, the authors provide an ideal reference for students and professionals in environmental science, hydrology, soil science, geology, ecological engineering, and countless other environmental fields.

Introduction to Hydrology

  • Filename: introduction-to-hydrology.
  • ISBN: 0132763605
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 612
  • Author: Warren Viessman
  • Publisher:



This work focuses on presenting the principles of hydrology in the context of their application to real-world problems. It will be useful to students involved in programs that are concerned with the development, management and protection of water resources.

Radar Hydrology

  • Filename: radar-hydrology.
  • ISBN: 9781466514614
  • Release Date: 2014-12-19
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Yang Hong
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Radar Hydrology: Principles, Models, and Applications provides graduate students, operational forecasters, and researchers with a theoretical framework and practical knowledge of radar precipitation estimation. The only text on the market solely devoted to radar hydrology, this comprehensive reference: Begins with a brief introduction to radar Focuses on the processing of radar data to arrive at accurate estimates of rainfall Addresses advanced radar sensing principles and applications Covers radar technologies for observing each component of the hydrologic cycle Examines state-of-the-art hydrologic models and their inputs, parameters, state variables, calibration procedures, and outputs Discusses contemporary approaches in data assimilation Concludes with methods, case studies, and prediction system design Includes downloadable MATLAB® content Flooding is the #1 weather-related natural disaster worldwide. Radar Hydrology: Principles, Models, and Applications aids in understanding the physical systems and detection tools, as well as designing prediction systems.

Hydrology in Practice

  • Filename: hydrology-in-practice.
  • ISBN: 9780748744480
  • Release Date: 1994-12-09
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: Elizabeth Shaw
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This introduction to hydrology is essentially practical, emphasising the application of hydrological knowledge to the solution of engineering problems.

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