Hydroclimatology: Perspectives and Applications by Marlyn L. SheltonHydroclimatology: Perspectives and Applications by Marlyn L. Shelton

Hydroclimatology: Perspectives and Applications

byMarlyn L. Shelton

Hardcover | January 12, 2009

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Hydroclimatology provides a systematic structure for analyzing how the climate system causes time and space variations (both global and local) in the hydrologic cycle. Changes in the relationship between the climate system and the hydrologic cycle underlie floods, drought and possible future influences of global warming on water resources. Land-based data, satellite data, and computer models contribute to our understanding of the complex time and space variations of physical processes shared by the climate system and the hydrologic cycle. Blending key information from the fields of climatology and hydrology - which are not often found in a single volume - this is an ideal textbook for students in atmospheric science, hydrology, Earth and environmental science, geography, and environmental engineering. It is also a useful reference for academic researchers in these fields.
Title:Hydroclimatology: Perspectives and ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:438 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.94 inPublished:January 12, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521848881

ISBN - 13:9780521848886


Table of Contents

1. The realm of hydroclimatology; 2. The climate system and the hydrologic cycle; 3. Measuring hydroclimate atmospheric components; 4. Measuring hydroclimate terrestrial components; 5. Remote sensing and hydroclimate data; 6. The runoff process and streamflow; 7. Hydroclimate spatial variations; 8. Hydroclimate temporal variations; 9. Floods: the hydroclimatic extreme of excessive moisture; 10. Droughts: the hydroclimatic extreme of deficient moisture; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

:...Shelton's book is well thought-out, well written, and well executed. Since there are few, if any, other stand-alone volumes that deal with the concept of hydroclimatology as a unified discipline, it is difficult to compare with existing works. As it stands, however, the process-oriented discussions of hydroclimate topics make this book a step above other related qualitative reference books in hydrology or climatology. This book could easily become an essential reference for a student or teacher in the Earth or atmospheric sciences, and is a must for those looking to bridge the knowledge gap between the respective disciplines. In short, for one needing qualitative descriptions of the numerous topics involved in energy, mass, and moisture transport and related processes as they relate to the Earth--atmosphere system, this book is highly recommended." JAMIE DYER, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society