Stream Hydrology An Introduction for Ecologists

ISBN-10: 0470843586
ISBN-13: 9780470843581
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

'Stream Hydrology' offers a comprehensive look at stream classification, stream rehabilitation, and methods for determining inflow requirements. This edition includes new sections on environmental flows and GIS applications.

Preface for the Second Edition
Preface for the First Edition
Introducing the Medium
Water as a fluid
The physics of fluids
Physical properties of water
How to Study a Stream
Focusing on physical habitat
The planning process
Strategic sampling
Know your limitations
Examples of how and how not to conduct a study
Potential Sources of Data
Data types
Physical data sources, format, and quality
Maps: finding those spatial places
Photographs and other remotely sensed data
Getting to Know Your Stream
General character
Catchment characteristics
Streamflow hydrographs
How does this stream measure up?
How to Have a Field Day and Still Collect Some Useful Information
Venturing into the field
Surveying: a brief introduction
Methods of measuring areal extent
Surveying streams
Measurement of water level or stage
Measurement of discharge (streamflow
Substrates and sediments: sampling and monitoring methods
Substrates and sediments: analysis of physical properties
Water quality
Water at Rest and in Motion
General
Hydrostatics: the restful nature of water
Studying the flow of fluids
Narrowing the focus: flow of a viscous fluid
The microenvironment: flow near solid surfaces
Open-channel hydraulics: the macro-environment
It's Sedimentary, Watson!
Introduction to stream channels, streambeds and transported materials
Stream-shaping processes
The ins and outs of channel topography
Sediment motion
Sediment yield from a catchment
Dissecting Data with a Statistical Scope
Introduction
Streamflow frequency analysis
Flow-duration curves
Flow-spell analysis
Extrapolating from the known to the unknown
Numerical taxonomy: multivariate analysis techniques
Basic Statistics
References

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