Introduction to Physical Hydrology

ISBN-10: 0199296847
ISBN-13: 9780199296842
Edition: 2010
Authors: Martin Hendriks
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 2/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.914

Martin Hendriks is Associate Professor of Physical Hydrology at Utrecht University, where he teaches hydrology and physical geography at all levels, and co-ordinates their MSc programme in Physical Geography and Hydrology.

Welcome to the book
Table of SI units
Figure acknowledgements
Introduction
Major water types
The hydrological cycle
Drainage basin hydrological processes
The water balance
Summary
Atmospheric water
Introduction
Cloud formation
Generation of precipitation
Precipitation types
Measuring precipitation
Areal precipitation
Evaporation types and measurement
Estimating evaporation: Penman-Monteith
Summary
Groundwater
Introduction
Misconceptions
Drilling a hole …
Bernoulli to the aid
Aqui…
Effective infiltration velocity and infiltration rate
The soil as a wet sponge
Brothers in science: Darcy and Ohm
Refracting the water
Keep it simple and confined
Continuity and its consequences
Going Dutch
Flow nets
Groundwater flow regimes and systems
Fresh and saline: Ghijben Herzberg
Groundwater hydraulics
Summary
Soil water
Introduction
Negative water pressures
Determining the total potential
The soil as a dry filter paper or a wet sponge
The soil moisture characteristic
Drying and wetting: hysteresis
Unsaturated water flow
Moving up: capillary rise and evaporation
Moving down: infiltration and percolation
Preferential flow
Summary
Surface water
Introduction
Bernoulli revisited
Measuring stage, water velocity, and discharge
Hydrograph analysis
Conceptual rainfall-runoff models
Variable source area hydrology
Summary
Epilogue
Conceptual toolkit
If You cannot do the maths
Mathematical differentiation and integration
Quick reference to some differentiation rules
Mathematics toolboxes
Confined aquifer: horizontal flow
Unconfined aquifer: horizontal flow
Leaky aquifer: inverse landscape
Unconfined aquifer with recharge: canals with equal water levels
Unconfined aquifer with recharge: streams with different water levels
Confined aquifer: radial-symmetric flow
Unconfined aquifer: radical-symmetric flow
Derivation of the Richards equation
Other forms of the Richards equation
Open channel flow
Answers to the exercise
References
Index

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