Hydrology and the River Environment / Edition 1

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This text presents an up-to-date account of environmental hydrology, a contemporary means of describing the basic system of water circulation, patterns of runoff, and how hydrology is altered by development and industry. The author focuses particularly on the utility of river basins and catchments because they are the basic experimental, data-gathering, and water management units. Numerous methodological frameworks are considered, most of which rely on traditional methods of statistical and scientific analysis. In the case of freshwater environments, however, where key data are relatively scarce, the author takes a holistic approach by utilizing information regarding policy, law, attitudes, and preferences in the formulation of a theoretical framework. He concludes with a consideration of the utility of our current knowledge of environmental hydrology, providing the reader with a practical look at the conservation of fresh water. This book will be welcomed by conservationists and students and teachers of hydrology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198741572
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/26/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.63 (w) x 7.38 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

1 'Think Globally...' 3
2 'Act Locally ...': Catchment Precipitation, Runoff, Storage, and Loss 10
3 The Basic Threads: Runoff Processes 38
4 Runoff Extremes 64
5 Artificial Influences on Runoff Volume and Timing 90
6 Link Section: Elements of Freshwater Habitat 119
7 River and Wetland Systems 122
8 Water Pollution 155
9 Models and Management 184
References 199
Index 217
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