Hydrology And Floodplain Analysis by Philip B. Bedient

Hydrology And Floodplain Analysis

byPhilip B. Bedient, Wayne C. Huber, Baxter E. Vieux

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This text offers a clear and up-to-date presentation of fundamental concepts and design methods required to understand hydrology and floodplain analysis. It addresses the computational emphasis of modern hydrology and provides a balanced approach to important applications in watershed analysis, floodplain computation, flood control, urban hydrology, stormwater design, and computer modeling. This text is perfect for engineers and hydrologists.

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Philip B. Bedient is the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering, with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX. He received the Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering sciences from the University of Florida. He is a registered professional engineer and teaches and performs research in surfa...
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Title:Hydrology And Floodplain AnalysisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:816 pages, 9.2 × 7.2 × 1.2 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132567962

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Table of Contents

1 Hydrologic Principles
1.1 Introduction to Hydrology
1.2 Weather Systems
1.3 Precipitation
1.4 The Hydrologic Cycle
1.5 Simple Rainfall-Runoff
1.6 Streamflow and the Hydrograph
1.7 Hydrograph Analysis
1.8 Hydrologic Measurement

2 Hydrologic Analysis
2.1 Watershed Concepts
2.2 Unit Hydrograph Theory
2.3 Synthetic Unit Hydrograph Development
2.4 Applications of Unit Hydrographs
2.5 Linear and Kinematic Wave Models
2.6 Hydrologic Loss —Evaporation and ET
2.7 Hydrologic Loss —Infiltration
2.8 Green and Ampt Infiltration Method
2.9 Snowfall and Snowmelt

3 Frequency Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Probability Concepts
3.3 Random Variables and Probability Distributions
3.4 Return Period or Recurrence Interval
3.5 Common Probabilistic Models
3.6 Graphical Presentation of Data
3.7 Regional Analysis
3.8 Related Topics

4 Flood Routing
4.1 Hydrologic and Hydraulic Routing
4.2 Hydrologic River Routing
4.3 Hydrologic Reservoir Routing
4.4 Governing Equations for Hydraulic River Routing
4.5 Movement of a Flood Wave
4.6 Kinematic Wave Routing
4.7 Hydraulic River Routing

5 Hydrologic Simulation Models
5.1 Introduction to Hydrologic Models
5.2 Steps in Watershed Modeling
5.3 Description of Major Hydrologic Models
5.4 HEC-HMS Flood Hydrograph Models
5.5 Application of HEC-HMS to Watersheds
5.6 HEC-HMS Watershed Analysis: Case Study

6 Urban Hydrology
6.1 Characteristics of Urban Hydrology
6.2 Review of Physical Processes
6.3 Rainfall Analysis in Urban Basins
6.4 Methods for Quantity Analysis
6.5 Sewer System Hydraulics
6.6 Control Options
6.7 Operational Computer Models
6.8 Case Study

7 Floodplain Hydraulics
7.1 Uniform Flow
7.2 Uniform Flow Computations
7.3 Specific Energy and Critical Flow
7.4 Occurrence of Critical Depth
7.5 Nonuniform Flow or Gradually Varied Flow
7.6 Gradually Varied Flow Equations
7.7 Classification of Water Surface Profiles
7.8 Hydraulic Jump
7.9 Introduction to the HEC-RAS Model
7.10 Theoretical Basis for HEC-RAS
7.11 Basic Data Requirements (Steady State)
7.12 Optional HEC-RAS Capabilities
7.13 Bridge Modeling in HEC-RAS
7.14 HEC-RAS Features

8 Ground Water Hydrology
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Properties of Ground Water
8.3 Ground Water Movement
8.4 Flow Nets
8.5 General Flow Equations
8.6 Dupuit Equation
8.7 Streamlines and Equipotential Lines
8.8 Unsaturated Flow
8.9 Steady-State Well Hydraulics
8.10 Unsteady Well Hydraulics
8.11 Water Wells
8.12 Ground Water Modeling Techniques

9 Design Applications in Hydrology
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Drainage Collection Systems
9.3 Design of Culverts
9.4 Detention Basins Used to Mitigate Project Impacts
9.5 Floodplain Management Design Issues

10 GIS Applications in Hydrology
10.1 Introduction to GIS
10.2 General GIS Concepts
10.3 Digital Representation Hydrologic Parameters
10.4 Digital Representation of Topography
10.5 GIS-Based Hydrology and Hydraulics
10.6 Common GIS Software Programs
Online Resources

11 Radar Rainfall Applications in Hydrology
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Radar Estimation of Rainfall
11.3 Nexrad (WSR-88D) Radar System
11.4 Gage Adjustment of Radar
11.5 Hydrologic Applications

12 Severe Storm Impacts and Flood Management
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Flood Management Issues and Basic Terminology
12.3 Structural and Nonstructural Methods of Flood Control
12.4 The Flood Control Paradox
12.5 Major Gulf Hurricanes: Katrina and Ike
12.6 Improved Strategies Toward Flood Management

13 Case Studies in Hydrologic Engineering: Water Resource Projects
13.1 Introduction
13.2 The City of San Antonio Deep in the Heart of Texas
13.3 The Colorado River Taming the Wild West
13.4 Across the Pond The River Thames
13.5 Global Climate Change and Water Resources

Appendix A Symbols and Notation
Appendix B Conversion Factors
Appendix C Properties of Water
Appendix D Normal Distribution Tables
Appendix E Useful Hydrology-Related Internet Links