The technological advances of recent years include the emergence of new remote sensing and geographic information systems that are invaluable for the study of wetlands, agricultural land, and land use change. Students, hydrologists, and environmental engineers are searching for a comprehensive hydrogeologic overview that supplements information on hydrologic processes with data on these new information technology tools.
Environmental Hydrology, Second Edition builds upon the foundation of the bestselling first edition by providing a qualitative understanding of hydrologic processes while introducing new methods for quantifying hydrologic parameters and processes. Written by authors with extensive multidisciplinary experience, the text first discusses the components of the hydrologic cycle, then follows with chapters on precipitation, stream processes, human impacts, new information system applications, and numerous other methods and strategies.
By updating this thorough text with the newest analytical tools and measurement methodologies in the field, the authors provide an ideal reference for students and professionals in environmental science, hydrology, soil science, geology, ecological engineering, and countless other environmental fields.
Table of Contents
The Hydrologic Cycle and Society
Infiltration and Soil Water Processes
Surface Runoff, Interflow, and Subsurface Drainage
Hydraulics of Channels and Stream Systems
Hydraulic Control Structures
Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Processes
Forests and Cold Climate Hydrology
Human Impacts on the Hydrologic Cycle: Prevention and Treatment Strategies
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Applications
Practical Exercises on Conducting and Reporting Hydrologic Studies
Appendices and Index
"This is not your ordinary textbook…It is eclectic, practical, in places a handbook, a guide to fieldwork…and, perhaps most engaging to me, in places the authors offer personal views as well as more strongly worded opinions. The former often relate to evaluation of alternative approaches, or formulations, of specific solutions to specific hydrologic problems...I hope any student will enjoy, not just profit from, the careful advice given to those involved in their first observations of rivers in the field…"
-Professor M. Gordon (Reds) Wolman, Johns Hopkins University.