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Stream Hydrology An Introduction for Ecologists

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ISBN-10: 0471930849

ISBN-13: 9780471930846

Edition: 1st 1992

Authors: Nancy D. Gordon, T. A. McMahon, B. L. Finlayson, R. J. Nathan

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Book details

List price: $220.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/29/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 542
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

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
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
Streamflow frequency analysis
Flow-duration curves
Flow-spell analysis
Extrapolating from the known to the unknown
Numerical taxonomy: multivariate analysis techniques
Basic Statistics