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Applied Principles of Hydrology

Applied Principles of Hydrology - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0135655320

Cover of Applied Principles of Hydrology 3RD 97 (ISBN 978-0135655320)
ISBN13: 978-0135655320
ISBN10: 0135655323
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 97
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1997
International: No

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Applied Principles of Hydrology - 3RD 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0135655320

John C. Manning

ISBN13: 978-0135655320
ISBN10: 0135655323
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 97
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

This is the only text to give a complete, non-mathematical exposition of the universal Water Cycle in language accessible to non-specialists. It begins with a discussion of the physical and chemical attributes that make water such a unique substance, and goes on to a step-by-step discussion of various aspects of the Water Cycle.

Features

  • Offers an exceptionally clear and up-to-date, non-mathematical exploration of the universal water cycle.
  • Focuses on hydrology concepts.
  • Provides especially strong coverage of hydrologic measurement.
  • Illustrates explanations of scientific principles with examples of actual occurrences from the real world.
  • Includes numerous photographs and illustrations.
  • States quantities in either American units or SI units (and notes conversions for each in parentheses).
  • NEW - Adds chapter-end questions and hands-on investigations (e.g., for making measurements and/or interpretations of hydrological variables in the local environment).
  • NEW - Features a section on Reclaiming Waste Water for Drinking and a description of the water reclamation process used by the city of Windhoek, Namibia (South Africa).
  • NEW - Adds additional references and e-mail addresses, where available.

Table of Contents

  1. The Water Cycle.
  2. The Structure and Properties of Water.
  3. Water in the Air: Evaporation and Condensation.
  4. Precipitation.
  5. Infiltration and Soil Water.
  6. Evapotranspiration.
  7. Groundwater.
  8. Runoff.
  9. Chemical Quality of Natural Water.
  10. The Water Cycle and Man.

Appendix I: Map of California Showing Locations of Examples Discussed in Text.
Appendix II: Moving Averages.
Appendix III: Sources of Hydrologic Data.
Appendix IV: References.

Index.

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