Physical Hydrology

ISBN-10: 0130996955
ISBN-13: 9780130996954
Edition: 2nd 2002
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Book details

List price: $120.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/13/2001
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 656
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

For undergraduate or first-year graduate courses in physical hydrology. Physical Hydrology provides a comprehensive modern scientific treatment of hydrology. It combines a qualitative, conceptual understanding of hydrologic processes, an introduction to the quantitative representation of those processes and an understanding of approaches to hydrological measurements and the uncertainties involved in those measurements. Numerous worked examples and exercises are included throughout to help assimilate concepts, consider implications of relations developed in the text, and apply concepts to local conditions. Physical Hydrology's organization and coverage make it suitable as a reference work for scientists already working in the field. This up-to-date text can also serve as a comprehensive, readily understood introduction to hydrology for scientists in related fields.

S. Lawrence Dingman, Professor of Earth Science, University of New Hampshire.

Preface
Introduction to Hydrologic Science
Definition and Scope of Hydrology
Development of Scientific Hydrology
Approach and Scope of This Book
Basic Hydrologic Concepts
Physical Quantities and Laws
Hydrologic Systems
The Conservation Equations
The Watershed (Drainage Basin)
The Regional Water Balance
Spatial Variability
Temporal Variability
Storage, Storage Effects, and Residence Time
Hydrologic Modeling
Climate, the Hydrologic Cycle, Soils, and Vegetation: A Global Overview
Basic Aspects of Global Climate
The Global Hydrologic Cycle
Climate, Soils, and Vegetation
Precipitation
Meteorology of Precipitation
Measurement at a Point
Areal Estimation
Precipitation and Rainfall Climatology
Precipitation Quality
Snow and Snowmelt
Material Characteristics of Snow
Measurement of Snow and Snowmelt
Hydrologic Importance and Distribution of Snow
Snowmelt Processes
Snowmelt Modeling
Water-Quality Aspects
Water in Soils: Infiltration and Redistribution
Material Properties of Soil
Soil-Water Storage
Soil-Water Flow
Water Conditions in Natural Soils
Infiltration: Measurement and Qualitative Description
Quantitative Modeling of Infiltration at a Point
Redistribution
Summary
Evapotranspiration
Physics of Evaporation and Turbulent Energy Exchange
Classification of Evapotranspiration Processes
Free-Water, Lake, and Wetland Evaporation
Bare-Soil Evaporation
Transpiration
Interception and Interception Loss
Potential Evapotranspiration
Actual Evapotranspiration
Ground Water in the Hydrologic Cycle
Basic Principles of Ground-Water Flow
Regional Ground-Water Flow
Ground-Water--Surface-Water Relations
Ground Water in the Regional Water Balance
Evaluation of Ground-Water-Balance Components
Impacts of Ground-Water Development on Basin Hydrology
Stream Response to Water-Input Events
Basic Aspects of Stream Response
Mechanisms Producing Event Response
Open-Channel Flow and Streamflow Routing
The Stream Network
Rainfall-Runoff Modeling
Rainfall-Runoff Models
Hydrology and Water-Resource Management
Water-Resource Management
Hydrologic Analysis: Water Supply and Demand
Hydrologic Analysis: Water Quality
Hydrologic Analysis: Floods
Hydrologic Analysis: Low Streamflows and Droughts
Current and Projected Water Use
Hydrologic Quantities
Dimensions and Units
Precision and Significant Figures
Unit Conversion
Equations: Dimensional Properties and Conversion
Water as a Substance
Structure of Water
Properties of Water
Flow Equations
Statistical Concepts Useful in Hydrology
Probability and Random Variables
Probability Distributions
Exceedence Probability and Return Period
Covariance and Correlation
Data Analysis: Identifying an Appropriate Probability Distribution
Data Analysis: Estimating Parameters of Probability Distributions
The Normal Distribution
Sampling Error
Persistence and Autocorrelation
Statistical Criteria for Model Calibration and Validation
Water and Energy in the Atmosphere
Physics of Radiant Energy
Composition and Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere
Water Vapor
Physics of Evaporation
Physics of Precipitation
Physics of Turbulent Transfer Near the Ground
Estimation of Daily Clear-Sky Solar Radiation on Sloping Surfaces
Radiation Incident on a Horizontal Plane
Radiation on a Sloping Plane
Stream-Gaging Methods for Short-Term Studies
Selection of Measurement Location
Velocity-Area Method
Dilution Gaging
Sharp-Crested V-Notch Weirs
Flumes
Stage Measurement
Slope-Area Measurements
Hydrological Websites
References
Index

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