Encyclopedia of Hydrology and Water Resources (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series)

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Encyclopedia of Hydrology and Water Resources (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series)

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Rating : 4.35 (806 Votes)
Asin : 0412740605
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 832 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-01-15
Language : English


Herschy was formerly principal civil engineer, Department of Environment, UK and is now consultant for CNS Scientific and Engineering Services, Reading, UK. . Reginald W. He has edited more that two dozen encyclopedias and authored more than three-hundred scientific publications. Fairbridge is emeritus Professor of Geology at Columbia University and is now visiting scientist at t

Superbly illustrated throughout, it includes almost 300 entries on a range of key topics, including arid and semi-arid zones, climates and climate change, floods and droughts, desertification, entropy, flow measurement, groundwater, hydrological cycle, hydrological models, infiltration, karst hydrology, paleohydrology, precipitation, remote sensing, river pollution prevention, rivers, lakes and seas, satellite hydrology, soil erosion, water treatment, water use, weather radar, and world water balance.. In a single volume, The Encyclopedia of Hydrology and Water Resources provides the reader with a comprehensive overview and understanding of the diverse field of hydrology. The intimate inclusion of material on water resources emphasizes the practical applications of this field, applications which are indispensable in any modern approach to the subject. This volume is a vital reference for all hydrologists, hydrogeologists and water engineers worldwide, whether they are concerned with the exploitation of new sources of water, the protection and management of existing reserves, or the science of surface water and groundwater flow. 114 eminent scientists from 17 countries worldwide have contributed to this authoritative volume. The fresh water supplies of

The book is an essential reference work for all major civic, university and research establishment libraries.'M.J. Strupczewski and M. Rodda, Hydrological Sciences-Journal des SciencesHydrologiques, 44:2 (1999)`a magnum opus no professional firm working in this area should be without a copy in the office. The Encyclopedia is a unique publication of such type and a welcome contribution to hydrology and water resources literature.'W.G. Hamlin, Birmingham University, Circulation, 61 (May 1999)`this Encyclopedia is recommended for professional firms, university and research establishment librariesthe authors must be congratulated for concisely bringing together such a wealth of information and for its excellent presentation. Osuch, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 158