Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology

ISBN-10: 0470849975

ISBN-13: 9780470849972

Edition: 2007

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Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology is a fully revised and updated version of the extensively used and widely cited Karst Geomorphology and Hydrology published in 1989. This systems orientated book is based on the authors' own teaching, research, consulting and international experience and includes wide international citations and illustrations This edition features a stronger emphasis on karst hydrogeology, applied aspects of karst and practical problems of karst as well as computer modelling. New developments in the field such as ground penetrating radar, cosmogenic exposure age dating and mass spectrometer techniques are evaluated The book provides a comprehensive sequenced discussion covering the significant features of karst rocks, the chemistry and kinetics of their dissolution, regional dissolution and carbon sequestration rates as well as fundamentals of hydrogeology with emphasis on the distinctive triple porosity of karst aquifers, cavern genesis, modelling of karst aquifers, the nature and palaeo-environmental importance of cave deposits, karst landforms at the surface, palaeokarst, applied karst problems, sustainable management and conservation of karst resources. Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology is an invaluable reference for students of karst studies, karst geomorphology and groundwater hydrogeology as well as hydrogeologists, geomorphologists and civil engineers practicing in regions with karst rocks.
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List price: $85.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Introduction to Karst
The Relationship Between Karst And General Geomorphology And Hydrogeology
The Global Distribution Of Karst
The Growth Of Ideas
Aims Of The Book
Karst Terminology
The Karst Rocks
Carbonate Rocks And Minerals
Limestone Compositions And Depositional Facies
Limestone Diagenesis And The Formation Of Dolomite
The Evaporite Rocks
Quartzites And Siliceous Sandstones
Effects Of Lithologic Properties Upon Karst Development
Interbedded Clastic Rocks
Bedding Planes, Joints, Faults And Fracture Traces
Fold Topography
Paleokarst Unconformities
Dissolution: Chemical and Kinetic Behaviour of the Karst Rocks
Aqueous Solutions And Chemical Equilibria
The Dissolution Of Anhydrite, Gypsum And Salt
The Dissolution Of Silica
Bicarbonate Equilibria And The Dissolution Of Carbonate Rocks In Normal Meteoric Waters
The S-O-H System And The Dissolution Of Carbonate Rocks
Chemical Complications In Carbonate Dissolution
Biokarst Processes
Measurements In The Field And Lab; Computer Programs
Dissolution And Precipitation Kinetics Of Karst Rocks
Distribution and Rate of Karst Denudation
Global Variations In The Solutional Denudation Of Carbonate Terrains
Measurement And Calculation Of Solutional Denudation Rates
Solution Rates In Gypsum, Salt And Other Non-Carbonate Rocks
Interpretation Of Measurements
Karst Hydrology
Basic Hydrological Concepts, Terms And Definitions
Controls On The Development Of Karst Hydrologic Systems
Energy Supply And Flow Network Development
Development Of The Water Table And Phreatic Zones
Development Of The Vadose Zone
Classification And Characteristics Of Karst Aquifers
Applicability Of Darcy''s Law To Karst
The Fresh Water/Salt Water Interface
Analysis of Karst Drainage Systems
The ''Grey Box'' Nature Of Karst
Surface Exploration And Survey Techniques
Investigating Recharge And Percolation In The Vadose Zone
Borehole Analysis
Spring Hydrograph Analysis
Polje Hydrograph Analysis
Spring Chemograph Interpretation
Storage Volumes And Flow Routing Under Different States Of The Hydrograph
Interpreting The Organisation Of A Karst Aquifer
Water Tracing Techniques
Computer Modelling Of Karst Aquifers
Speleogenesis: the Development of Cave Systems
Classifying Cave Systems
Building The Plan Patterns Of Unconfined Caves
Unconfined Cave Development In Length And Depth
System Modifications Occurring Within A Single Phase
Multi-Phase Cave Systems
Meteoric Water Caves Developed Where There Is Confined Circulation Or Basal Injection Of Water
Hypogene Caves: (A) Hydrothermal Caves Associated Chiefly With Co2
Hypogene Caves: (B) Caves Formed By Waters Containing H2s
Sea Coast Eogenetic Caves
Passage Cross-Sections And Smaller Features Of Erosional Morphology
Condensation, Condensation Corrosion, And Weathering In Caves
Breakdown In Caves
Cave Interior Deposits
Clastic Sediments
Calcite, Aragonite And Other Carbonate Precipitates
Other Cave Minerals
Ice In Caves
Dating Of Calcite Speleothems And Other Cave Deposits
Paleo-Environmental Analysis Of Calcite Speleothems
Mass Flux Through A Cave System: The Example Of Friar''s Hole, W.Va
Karst Landform Development in Humid Regions
Coupled Hydrological And Geochemical Systems
Small Scale Solution Sculpture - Microkarren And Karren
Dolines - The ''Diagnostic'' Karst Landform?
The Origin And Development Of Solution Dolines
The Origin Of Collapse And Subsidence Depressions
Polygonal Karst
Morphometric Analysis Of Solution Dolines
Landforms Associated With Allogenic Inputs
Karst Poljes
Corrosional Plains And Shifts In Baselevel
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