Hydrology and Water Resources of Africa / Edition 1

Hydrology and Water Resources of Africa / Edition 1

by M. Shahin
     
 

ISBN-10: 140200866X

ISBN-13: 9781402008665

Pub. Date: 11/30/2002

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This book provides a unique coverage of the hydrology and water resources of Africa, including the neighbouring islands. The contents are covered in fourteen chapters. The volume contains a CD-ROM with raw meteorological, hydrometric and water quality data. Emphasis is laid on the components of the hydrological cycle; precipitation, evaporation and runoff of both

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This book provides a unique coverage of the hydrology and water resources of Africa, including the neighbouring islands. The contents are covered in fourteen chapters. The volume contains a CD-ROM with raw meteorological, hydrometric and water quality data. Emphasis is laid on the components of the hydrological cycle; precipitation, evaporation and runoff of both land and insular Africa. The hydrologic characteristics of sixteen rivers and wadi basins of different sizes are presented and discussed. In addition, hydrology of lakes, and other wetlands and storage reservoirs are presented. Furthermore, the principal groundwater aquifers are reviewed.

Last, but not least, the role of water resources in the overall development of Africa is highlighted.

Audience: This volume should appeal to researchers and professionals working in the fields of civil and agricultural engineering, physical geography, African studies, and those interested in surface and groundwater resources in Africa.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402008665
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/30/2002
Series:
Water Science and Technology Library Series, #41
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
659
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 1.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Dedication. Preface. Selected Theories and Phrases.
1. Introduction.
2. Climate.
3. Analysis of Rainfall Data.
4. Evaporation.
5. Evapotranspiration.
6. Runoff, Streamflow, Erosion and Sedimentation.
7. Hydrology of Large River Basins: Eastern and Western Africa.
8. Hydrology of Large River Basins; Central and Southern Africa.
9. Hydrology of Selected Intermediate and Small River Basins.
10. Hydrology of Wetlands and Natural Lakes.
11. Large Dams and Storage Reservoirs, Their Impacts.
12. Groundwater Resources of Africa.
13. Hydrology and Water Resources of Islands.
14. Water Resources and Development of Africa.
References.
Guide to Meteorological, Hydrometric and Water Data Used in the Book.
Reference Index. Geographical Index.

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