Physical Hydrology: Third Edition

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Waveland Press, Jan 9, 2015 - Science - 643 pages
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For twenty years, Lawrence Dingman’s well-written, comprehensive Physical Hydrology has set standards for balancing theoretical depth and breadth of applications. Rich in substance and written to meet the needs of future researchers and experts in the field, Dingman treats hydrology as a distinct geoscience that is continually expanding to deal with large-scale changes in land use and climate. The third edition provides a solid conceptual basis of the subject and introduces the quantitative relations involved in answering scientific and management questions about water resources. The text is organized around three principal themes: the basic concepts underlying the science of hydrology; the exchange of water and energy between the atmosphere and the earth’s surface; and the land phase of the hydrologic cycle. Dingman supplies the basic physical principles necessary for developing a sound, instructive sense of the way in which water moves on and through the land; in addition, he describes the assumptions behind each analytical approach and identifies the limitations of each.

 

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Contents

SurfaceAtmosphere Water and Energy Exchange
109
Water Movement on the Land
311
Measurement Precision Significant Figures and Unit and Equation Conversion
531
Water as a Substance
539
Statistical Concepts Useful in Hydrology
549
Estimation of Daily ClearSky Incident Solar Radiation
571
StreamGauging Methods for ShortTerm Studies
579
Hydrologic Simulation Modeling
595
Development of Scientific Hydrology
607
References
611
Index
635
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