Stream Hydrology: An Introduction for Ecologists / Edition 2by Nancy D. Gordon, Thomas A. McMahon, Brian L. Finlayson, Christopher J. Gippel
Pub. Date: 06/28/2004
Water plays an important part in today's environmental concerns. Since the publication of the first edition there have been rapid developments in the application of hydrology, geomorphology and ecology to stream management. In particular, growth has occurred in the areas of stream rehabilitation and the evaluation of environmental flow needs. The concept of stream… See more details below
Water plays an important part in today's environmental concerns. Since the publication of the first edition there have been rapid developments in the application of hydrology, geomorphology and ecology to stream management. In particular, growth has occurred in the areas of stream rehabilitation and the evaluation of environmental flow needs. The concept of stream health has been adopted as a way of assessing stream resources and setting management goals.
Stream Hydrology: An Introduction for Ecologists Second Edition documents recent research and practice in these areas. Chapters provide information on sampling, field techniques, stream analysis, the hydrodynamics of moving water, channel form, sediment transport and commonly used statistical methods such as flow duration and flood frequency analysis. Methods are presented from engineering hydrology, fluvial geomorphology and hydraulics with examples of their biological implications. This book demonstrates how these fields are linked and utilised in modern, scientific river management.
- Emphasis on applications, from collecting and analysing field measurements to using data and tools in stream management.
- Updated to include new sections on environmental flows, rehabilitation, measuring stream health and stream classification.
- Critical reviews of the successes and failures of implementation.
- Revised and updated windows-based software.
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- 7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.05(d)
Table of Contents
|Preface to the second edition|
|Preface to the first edition|
|1||Introducing the medium||1|
|2||How to study a stream||11|
|3||Potential sources of data (how to avoid reinventing the Weir)||31|
|4||Getting to know your stream||49|
|5||How to have a field day and still collect some useful information||75|
|6||Water at rest and in motion||127|
|7||It's sedimentary, Watson!||169|
|8||Dissecting data with a statistical scope||201|
|9||"Putting it all together" : assessing steam health, stream classification, environmental flows and rehabilitation||233|
|App.: Basic statistics||359|
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