Hydrology: An Introduction

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 11, 2005 - Science - 605 pages
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Water in its different forms has always been a source of wonder, curiosity and practical concern for humans everywhere. Hydrology: An Introduction presents a coherent introduction to the fundamental principles of hydrology, based on the course that Wilfried Brutsaert has taught at Cornell University for the last thirty years. Hydrologic phenomena are dealt with at spatial and temporal scales at which they occur in nature. The physics and mathematics necessary to describe these phenomena are introduced and developed, and readers will require a working knowledge of calculus and basic fluid mechanics. The book will be invaluable as a textbook for entry-level courses in hydrology directed at advanced seniors and graduate students in physical science and engineering. In addition, the book will be more broadly of interest to professional scientists and engineers in hydrology, environmental science, meteorology, agronomy, geology, climatology, oceanology, glaciology and other earth sciences.
  

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Contents

Evaporation
4
fluid mechanics of the lower atmosphere
23
Precipitation
79
fluid mechanics of free surface flow
161
Overland flow
198
Streamflow routing
218
fluid mechanics in porous materials
249
Infiltration and related unsaturated flows
307
Groundwater outflow and base flow
366
mechanisms and parameterization
441
Streamflow response at the catchment scale
465
Elements of frequency analysis in hydrology
509
Afterword a short historical sketch of theories about the water
557
Appendix Some useful mathematical concepts
590
Index
599
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Wilfried Brutsaert is William L. Lewis Professor of Engineering at Cornell University. In a long and prestigious career in the research and teaching of hydrology, Professor Brutsaert has received many awards and honors, including: the Hydrological Award and Robert E. Horton Award, American Geophysical Union; President, Hydrology Section, American Geophysical Union, from 1992 to 1994, Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society; the Ray K. Linsley Award, American Institute of Hydrology; Walter B. Langbein Lecturer, American Geophysical Union; International Award, Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources; Jule G. Charney Award, American Meteorological Society. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has published two previous books, Evaporation into the Atmosphere: Theory, History and Applications (1982), and Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces (with G. H. Jirka, 1984). He has authored and co-authored more than 170 journal articles.

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