Hydrogeology: Objectives, Methods, Applications

Hydrogeology: Objectives, Methods, Applications

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578087945
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/21/2012
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Concepts in Hydrogeology
Definition and history of hydrogeology
Groundwater’s place in the Earth Sciences
Applications of hydrogeology
Water cycles
The infiltration of water below ground and the concept of an aquifer
Porous aquifers and groundwater circulation
Fractured aquifers
Karst aquifers
Island and coastal aquifers
Thermomineral water and geothermal energy
Water quality

Tools and Methods of Hydrogeology
Preliminary documentation
The study of the geometry of aquifers
Characterizing aquifers
Hydrogeologic syntheses and budgets
Diviners and divining

Water Resources
Water needs and their evolution
The exploitation of aquifers
Protection of aquifers
Management of aquifers
Examples of the search for drinking water

Hydrogeology in Civil Engineering
Water and construction
Mass wasting
Underground construction
Dams and reservoirs
Underground storage

Conclusions

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