Snow and Glacier Hydrology / Edition 1

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This book provides an updated discussion of snow and glacier hydrology, drawing on the results of recent investigations. It serves as a source of reference at the senior undergraduate or beginning graduate level and stimulates further interest in this important part of the hydrologic cycle.

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"This is an extremely useful and informative book. It will find a wide audience among agricultural and civil engineers, geophysicists, environmentalists, and scientists in general. Although the text on the back cover does not promise an encyclopaedia of snow and glaciers, the book nearly is one. It will certainly serve as a reference text." (Helmut Kirchner, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 2005)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792367673
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: Water Science and Technology Library Series , #37
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 756
  • Product dimensions: 1.63 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication. Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I: Preliminaries. 1. Introduction. 2. Atmosphere and its Components. Part II: Properties and Measurement of Snow and Snow Cover. 3. Properties of Snow and Ice. 4. Measurement of Snow. 5. Measurement of Depth, Water Equivalent, and Area of Snow Cover. Part III: Snowmelt and its Estimation. 6. Energy Exchange Processes. 7. Streamflow Hydrograph. Part IV: Snowmelt-Runoff Modeling and Forecasting. 8. Snowmelt-Runoff Modeling. 9. Snowmelt Models. Part V: Hydrological Aspects of Glaciers. 10. Glacier Characteristics and Mass Balance. 11. Glacial Melting. 12. Glacial Storage and Drainage Characteristics. 13. Erosion and Sediment Yield. 14. Streamflow Measurements. Appendix A. Author Index. Subject Index.

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