Handbook of Hydrology

Hardcover | February 22, 1993

byDavid Maidment

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Introducing Hydrology's New Benchmark Reference Here's the first book in nearly 30 years to provide comprehensive coverage of the current state of hydrologic knowledge and practice--saving you hours of time tracking down the latest techniques in professional journals. Maidment's Handbook of Hydrology includes the contributions of more than 50 international authorities, who provide you with practical methods of solving problems in every aspect of the field, including the increasing application of geostatistics and computer models. You'll discover more effective ways to. . .mitigate the impact of floods through better urban drainage; assess the water supplies of cities and farming areas; prevent the pollution of natural waters; halt the damaging effects of erosion; protect wilddlife and preserve wetlands; contain and remove contaminants in waterways; and much more.

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Introducing Hydrology's New Benchmark Reference Here's the first book in nearly 30 years to provide comprehensive coverage of the current state of hydrologic knowledge and practice--saving you hours of time tracking down the latest techniques in professional journals. Maidment's Handbook of Hydrology includes the contributions of more ...

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Written by more than 50 experts from around the world, this compendium of hydrologic theory and practice is a welcome and long overdue essential reference for all practicing hydrologists and related professionals. Packed with valuable information and expert guidance, the Handbook offers solutions to your most perplexing on-the-job pro...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:1424 pages, 9.3 × 6.5 × 2.79 inPublished:February 22, 1993Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education

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ISBN - 10:0070397325

ISBN - 13:9780070397323

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Table of Contents

CONTRIBUTORS

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

PRACTITIONER ADVISORY BOARD

ABOUT THE EDITOR IN CHIEF

PREFACE

Part 1: Hydrologic Cycle

Chapter 1: Hydrology (D.R. Maidment)

Chapter 2: Climatology (E.M. Rassmusson, R.E. Dickinson, J.E. Kutzbach, and M.K. Cleveland)

Chapter 3: Precipitation (J.A. Smith)

Chapter 4: Evaporation (W.J. Shuttleworth)

Chapter 5: Infiltration and Soil Water Movement (W.J. Rawls, L.R. Ahuja, D.L. Brakensiek, and A. Shirmohammadi)

Chapter 6: Groundwater Flow (L. Smith and S.J. Wheatcraft)

Chapter 7: Snow and Floating Ice (D.M. Gray and T.D. Prowse)

Chapter 8: Streamflow (M.P. Mosley and A.I. McKerchar)

Chapter 9: Flood Runoff (D.H. Pilgrim and I. Cordery)

Chapter 10: Flow Routing (D.L. Fread)

Part 2: Hydrologic Transport

Chapter 11: Water Quality (S.C. McCutcheon, J.L. Martin and T.O. Barnwell, Jr.)

Chapter 12: Erosion and Sediment Transport (H.W. Shen and P. Julien)

Chapter 13: Hydrologic Effects of Land Use Change (J.R. Calder)

Chapter 14: Contaminant Transport in Surface Water (W.C. Huber)

Chapter 15: Contaminant Transport in Unsaturated Flow (R.J. Charbeneau and D.E. Daniel)

Chapter 16: Contaminant Transport in Groundwater (J.W. Mercer and R.K. Waddell)

Part 3: Hydrologic Statistics

Chapter 17: Statistical Treatment of Hydrologic Data (R.M. Hirsch, D.R. Helsel, T.A. Cohn, and E.J. Gilroy)

Chapter 18: Frequency Analysis of Extreme Events (J.R. Stedinger, R.M. Vogel, and E. Fourfouta-Georgiou)

Chapter 19: Analysis and Modelling of Hydrologic Time Series (J.D. Salas)

Chapter 20: Geostatistics (P.K. Kitanidis)

Part 4: Hydrologic Technology

Chapter 21: Computer Models for Surface Water (J.J. DeVries and T.V. Hromadka II)

Chapter 22: Computer Models for Subsurface Water (M.P. Anderson, D.S. Ward, E.G. Lappala, and T.A. Prickett)

Chapter 23: Advances in Hydrologic Computation (R.D. Dodson)

Chapter 24: Remote Sensing (E.T. Engman)

Chapter 25: Automated Data Acquisition and Transmission (V.J. Latkovich and G.H. Leavesley)

Chapter 26: Hydrologic Forecasting (D.L. Lettenmaier and E.F. Wood)

Chapter 27: Hydrologic Design for Water Use (T.A. McMahon)

Chapter 28: Hydrologic Design for Urban Drainage and Flood Control (B.R. Urbanas and L.A. Roesner)

Chapter 29: Hydrologic Design for Groundwater Pollution Control (P.E. Bedient, F.W. Schwartz, and H.S. Rifai)

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``An expert and highly practical reference on both the theory and practice involved, the Handbook of Hydrology is a much needed compendium of essential information and data filling a void in the literature for practicing hydologists and professionals in related fields.''