Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0470848944
  • ISBN-13: 9780470848944
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 3243 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

With the increasing pressures on the availability and exploitation of fresh water resources through population increase, pollution and degradation of resources, and variations in distribution from regional and global change in the climate, compilation of knowledge in this area has become a prerequisite for education and training of practising and research hydrologists. The Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences is the definitive research level multi-volume treatment of this important topic.

Written and edited by leading worldwide authorities in the field, and comprising nearly 200 substantial articles, the Encyclopedia provides detailed, informed coverage of the subject. Organized into 17 themed parts for the reader's ease of navigation, it offers up-to-date, scientifically rigorous information on all key aspects of the subject, from sub-catchment to the global scale, in a convenient and credible manner.

  • Written by more than 200 contributors
  • Ideal for researchers in both academia and industry

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Board.
Contents.
Contributors.
Preface.
Abbreviations and Acronyms.
Theory, Organization and Scale.
On the Fundamentals of Hydrological Sciences.
The Hydrologic Cycles and Global Circulation.
Hydrologic Concepts of Variability and Scale.
Organization and Process.
Fundamental Hydrologic Equations.
Principles of Hydrological Measurements.
Methods of Analyzing Variability.
Fractals and Similarity Approaches in Hydrology.
Statistical Upscaling and Downscaling in Hydrology.
Concepts of Hydrologic Modeling.
Upscaling and Downscaling – Dynamic Models.
Co-Evolution of Climate, Soil and Vegetation.
Pattern, Process and Function: Elements of a Unified Theory of Hydrology at the Catchment Scale.
Hydroinformatics.
Hydroinformatics and Its Contributions to Hydrology: From Computation to Communication.
Digital Elevation Model Analysis and Geographic Information Systems.
Numerical Flood Simulation.
Hydrological and Environmental Modeling of Transport Processes in Rivers and Estuaries.
Shallow Water Models with Porosity for Urban Flood Modeling.
Data-Driven Modeling and Computational Intelligence Methods in Hydrology.
Artificial Neural Network Concepts in Hydrology.
Rainfall-Runoff Modeling Based on Genetic Programming.
Evolutionary Computing in Hydrological Sciences.
Flood Early Warning Systems for Hydrological (Sub) Catchments.
Network Distributed Decision Support Systems and the Role of Hydrological Knowledge.
Meteorology and Climatology.
Global Energy and Water Balances.
Weather Patterns and Weather Types.
Storm Systems.
Clouds and Precipitation.
Atmospheric Boundary-Layer Climates and Interactions with the Land Surface.
Topographic Effects on Precipitation.
Models of Clouds, Precipitation and Storms.
Models of Global and Regional Climate.
Human Impacts on Weather and Climate.
Climate Change – Past, Present and Future.
Hydrometeorology.
Rainfall Measurement: Gauges.
Precipitation Measurement: Gauge Deployment.
Rainfall Trend Analysis: Return Period.
Fog as a Hydrologic Input.
Surface Radiation Balance.
Evaporation Measurement.
Evaporation Modeling: Potential.
Transpiration.
Evaporation of Intercepted Rainfall.
Evaporation from Lakes.
Actual Evaporation.