Principles of Snow Hydrology by David R. DeWallePrinciples of Snow Hydrology by David R. DeWalle

Principles of Snow Hydrology

byDavid R. DeWalle, Albert Rango

Paperback | September 15, 2011

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Originally published in 2008, Principles of Snow Hydrology describes the factors that control the accumulation, melting and runoff of water from seasonal snowpacks over the surface of the earth. The book addresses not only the basic principles governing snow in the hydrologic cycle, but also the latest applications of remote sensing, and techniques for modeling streamflow from snowmelt across large mixed land-use river basins. Individual chapters are devoted to climatology and distribution of snow, snowpack energy exchange, snow chemistry, ground-based measurements and remote sensing of snowpack characteristics, snowpack management, and modeling snowmelt runoff. Many chapters have review questions and problems with solutions available online. This book is a reference book for practicing water resources managers and a text for advanced hydrology and water resources courses which span fields such as engineering, earth sciences, meteorology, biogeochemistry, forestry and range management, and water resources planning.
Title:Principles of Snow HydrologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:428 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.87 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521290325

ISBN - 13:9780521290326


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Snow climatology and snow distribution; 3. Snowpack condition; 4. Ground-based snowfall and snowpack measurements; 5. Remote sensing of the snowpack; 6. Snowpack energy exchange: basic theory; 7. Snowpack energy exchange: topographic and forest effects; 8. Snowfall, snowpack and meltwater chemistry; 9. Snowmelt runoff processes; 10. Modelling snowmelt runoff; 11. Snowmelt Runoff Model (SRM); 12. Snowpack management and modifications; Appendices; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...a valuable contribution, perhaps one that is destined for life as long and useful as that of its classical predecessors." Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research