Karst Hydrogeology & Geomorphology / Edition 1

Karst Hydrogeology & Geomorphology / Edition 1

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by Derek Ford, Paul D. Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470849975

ISBN-13: 9780470849972

Pub. Date: 04/20/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology is a fully revised and updated version of the extensively used and widely cited Karst Geomorphology and Hydrology published in 1989. This systems orientated book is based on the authors’ own teaching, research, consulting and international experience and includes wide international citations and illustrations

Overview

Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology is a fully revised and updated version of the extensively used and widely cited Karst Geomorphology and Hydrology published in 1989. This systems orientated book is based on the authors’ own teaching, research, consulting and international experience and includes wide international citations and illustrations

This edition features a stronger emphasis on karst hydrogeology, applied aspects of karst and practical problems of karst as well as computer modelling. New developments in the field such as ground penetrating radar, cosmogenic exposure age dating and mass spectrometer techniques are evaluated

The book provides a comprehensive sequenced discussion covering the significant features of karst rocks, the chemistry and kinetics of their dissolution, regional dissolution and carbon sequestration rates as well as fundamentals of hydrogeology with emphasis on the distinctive triple porosity of karst aquifers, cavern genesis, modelling of karst aquifers, the nature and palaeo-environmental importance of cave deposits, karst landforms at the surface, palaeokarst, applied karst problems, sustainable management and conservation of karst resources.

Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology is an invaluable reference for students of karst studies, karst geomorphology and groundwater hydrogeology as well as hydrogeologists, geomorphologists and civil engineers practicing in regions with karst rocks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470849972
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/20/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.67(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION TO KARST.

1.1 Definitions.

1.2 The Relationship Between Karst And General Geomorphology And Hydrogeology.

1.3 The Global Distribution Of Karst.

1.4 The Growth Of Ideas.

1.5 Aims Of The Book.

1.6 Karst Terminology.

CHAPTER 2. THE KARST ROCKS.

2.1 Carbonate Rocks And Minerals.

2.2 Limestone Compositions And Depositional Facies.

2.3 Limestone Diagenesis And The Formation Of Dolomite.

2.4 The Evaporite Rocks.

2.5. Quartzites And Siliceous Sandstones.

2.6 Effects Of Lithologic Properties Upon Karst Development.

2.7 Interbedded Clastic Rocks.

2.8 Bedding Planes, Joints, Faults And Fracture Traces.

2.9 Fold Topography.

2.10 Paleokarst Unconformities.

CHAPTER 3. DISSOLUTION: CHEMICAL AND KINETIC BEHAVIOUR OF THE KARST ROCKS.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Aqueous Solutions And Chemical Equilibria.

3.3 The Dissolution Of Anhydrite, Gypsum And Salt.

3.4 The Dissolution Of Silica.

3.5 Bicarbonate Equilibria And The Dissolution Of Carbonate Rocks In Normal Meteoric Waters.

3.6 The S-O-H System And The Dissolution Of Carbonate Rocks.

3.7 Chemical Complications In Carbonate Dissolution.

3.8 Biokarst Processes.

3.9 Measurements In The Field And Lab; Computer Programs.

3.10 Dissolution And Precipitation Kinetics Of Karst Rocks.

CHAPTER 4. DISTRIBUTION AND RATE OF KARST DENUDATION.

4.1 Global Variations In The Solutional Denudation Of Carbonate Terrains.

4.2 Measurement And Calculation Of Solutional Denudation Rates.

4.3 Solution Rates In Gypsum, Salt And Other Non-Carbonate Rocks.

4.4 Interpretation Of Measurements.

CHAPTER 5. KARST HYDROLOGY.

5.1 Basic Hydrological Concepts, Terms And Definitions.

5.2 Controls On The Development Of Karst Hydrologic Systems.

5.3 Energy Supply And Flow Network Development.

5.4 Development Of The Water Table And Phreatic Zones.

5.5 Development Of The Vadose Zone.

5.6 Classification And Characteristics Of Karst Aquifers.

5.7 Applicability Of Darcy's Law To Karst.

5.8 The Fresh Water/Salt Water Interface.

CHAPTER 6. ANALYSIS OF KARST DRAINAGE SYSTEMS.

6.1 The 'Grey Box' Nature Of Karst.

6.2 Surface Exploration And Survey Techniques.

6.3 Investigating Recharge And Percolation In The Vadose Zone.

6.4 Borehole Analysis.

6.5 Spring Hydrograph Analysis.

6.6 Polje Hydrograph Analysis.

6.7 Spring Chemograph Interpretation.

6.8 Storage Volumes And Flow Routing Under Different States Of The Hydrograph.

6.9 Interpreting The Organisation Of A Karst Aquifer.

6.10 Water Tracing Techniques.

6.11 Computer Modelling Of Karst Aquifers.

CHAPTER 7. SPELEOGENESIS: THE DEVELOPMENT OF CAVE SYSTEMS.

7.1 Classifying Cave Systems.

7.2 Building The Plan Patterns Of Unconfined Caves.

7.3 Unconfined Cave Development In Length And Depth.

7.4 System Modifications Occurring Within A Single Phase.

7.5 Multi-Phase Cave Systems.

7.6 Meteoric Water Caves Developed Where There Is Confined Circulation Or Basal Injection Of Water.

7.7 Hypogene Caves: (A) Hydrothermal Caves Associated Chiefly With Co2.

7.8 Hypogene Caves: (B) Caves Formed By Waters Containing H2s.

7.9 Sea Coast Eogenetic Caves.

7.10 Passage Cross-Sections And Smaller Features Of Erosional Morphology.

7.11 Condensation, Condensation Corrosion, And Weathering In Caves.

7.12 Breakdown In Caves.

CHAPTER 8. CAVE INTERIOR DEPOSITS.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Clastic Sediments.

8.3 Calcite, Aragonite And Other Carbonate Precipitates.

8.4 Other Cave Minerals.

8.5 Ice In Caves.

8.6 Dating Of Calcite Speleothems And Other Cave Deposits.

8.7 Paleo-Environmental Analysis Of Calcite Speleothems.

8.8 Mass Flux Through A Cave System: The Example Of Friar’s Hole, W.Va.

CHAPTER 9. KARST LANDFORM DEVELOPMENT IN HUMID REGIONS.

9.1 Coupled Hydrological And Geochemical Systems.

9.2 Small Scale Solution Sculpture - Microkarren And Karren.

9.3 Dolines - The 'Diagnostic' Karst Landform?

9.4 The Origin And Development Of Solution Dolines.

9.5 The Origin Of Collapse And Subsidence Depressions.

9.6 Polygonal Karst.

9.7 Morphometric Analysis Of Solution Dolines.

9.8 Landforms Associated With Allogenic Inputs.

9.9 Karst Poljes.

9.10 Corrosional Plains And Shifts In Baselevel.

9.11 Residual Hills On Karst Plains.

9.12 Depositional And Constructional Karst Features.

9.13 Special Features Of Evaporite Terrains.

9.14 Karstic Features Of Quartzose And Other Rocks.

9.15 Sequences Of Carbonate Karst Evolution In Humid Terrains.

CHAPTER 10.THE INFLUENCE OF CLIMATE, CLIMATIC CHANGE AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON KARST DEVELOPMENT.

10.1 The Precepts Of Climatic Geomorphology.

10.2 The Hot Arid Extreme.

10.3 The Cold Extreme: 1 Karst Development In Glaciated Terrains.

10.4 The Cold Extreme: 2 Karst Development In Permafrozen Terrains.

10.5 Sea Level Changes, Tectonic Movement And Implications For Coastal Karst Development.

10.6 Polycyclic, Polygenetic And Exhumed Karsts.

CHAPTER 11. KARST WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT.

11.1 Water Resources And Sustainable Yields.

11.2 Determination Of Available Water Resources.

11.3 Karst Hydrogeological Mapping.

11.4 Human Impacts On Karst Water.

11.5 Groundwater Vulnerability, Protection, And Risk Mapping.

11.6 Dam Building, Leakages, Failures And Impacts.

CHAPTER 12. HUMAN IMPACTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REHABILITATION.

12.1 The Inherent Vulnerability Of Karst Systems.

12.2 Deforestation, Agricultural Impacts And Rocky Desertification.

12.3 Sinkholes Induced By De-Watering, Surcharging, Solution Mining And Other Practices On Karst.

12.4 Problems Of Construction On And In The Karst Rocks - Expect The Unexpected!

12.5 Industrial Exploitation Of Karst Rocks And Minerals.

12.6 Restoration Of Karstlands And Rehabilitation Of Limestone Quarries.

12.7 Sustainable Management Of Karst.

12.8 Scientific, Cultural And Recreational Values Of Karstlands.

References.

Index.

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