Scale Dependence and Scale Invariance in Hydrology

Scale Dependence and Scale Invariance in Hydrology

by Garrison Sposito
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521088585

ISBN-13: 9780521088589

Pub. Date: 10/30/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Whether processes in the natural world are dependent or independent of the scale at which they operate is one of the major issues in hydrologic science. In this volume, leading hydrologists present their views on the role of scale effects in hydrologic phenomena occurring in a range of field settings, from the land surface to deep fractured rock. This book is intended…  See more details below

Overview

Whether processes in the natural world are dependent or independent of the scale at which they operate is one of the major issues in hydrologic science. In this volume, leading hydrologists present their views on the role of scale effects in hydrologic phenomena occurring in a range of field settings, from the land surface to deep fractured rock. This book is intended as an accessible introduction for graduate students and researchers to some of the most significant questions and challenges that will face hydrologic science in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521088589
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
1Scale Analyses for Land-Surface Hydrology1
2Hillslopes, Channels, and Landscape Scale30
3Scaling in River Networks61
4Spatial Variability and Scale Invariance in Hydrologic Regionalization88
5An Emerging Technology for Scaling Field Soil-Water Behavior136
6Scaling Invariance and the Richards Equation167
7Scaling of the Richards Equation and Its Application to Watershed Modeling190
8Scale Issues of Heterogeneity in Vadose-Zone Hydrology224
9Stochastic Modeling of Scale-dependent Macrodispersion in the Vadose Zone266

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