Students are exposed to hydrology for the first time primarily through this course, and students taking the course have not had an opportunity to be exposed to hydrologic jargon before. And, in most cases this course may be the only course the students may have in hydrology in their undergraduate schooling. Therefore, this hydrology course must be at an elementary level, present basic concepts of hydrology, and develop a flavor for application of hydrology to the solution of a range of environmental problems. It is these considerations that motivated the writing of this book.
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ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER RESOURCES PROBLEMS
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Amite River analysis annual precipitation approximately aquifer areal atmosphere average baseflow Calculate channel characteristics cm/h coefficient Compute constant depth derived determined direct runoff distribution drainage area drainage basin drainage density duration effective rainfall elevation Equation erosion estimate evaporation evapotranspiration EXAMPLE factor flood flow frequency graph groundwater Gumbel distribution heat hydraulic hydraulic conductivity hydrologic hydrologic cycle hyetograph infiltration capacity infiltration rate infiltrometer inflow hydrograph interception isohyetal linear maximum measured method observed obtained occur outflow parameters peak discharge plotted probability rain gages rainfall intensity rating curve ratio recession record relation reservoir result river routing runoff volume saturated saturation vapor pressure sediment shown in Figure slope snow snowmelt snowpack soil moisture Solution station storm stream streamflow surface runoff temperature tion unit hydrograph vapor pressure variable velocity water table water vapor watershed watershed area