The third edition of Fundamentals of Hydrology provides an absorbing and comprehensive introduction to the understanding of how fresh water moves on and around the planet and how humans affect and manage the freshwater resources available to them.
The book consists of three parts, each of fundamental importance in the understanding of hydrology:
Fundamentals of Hydrology is a lively and accessible introduction to the study of hydrology at university level. It gives undergraduates a thorough understanding of hydrological processes, knowledge of the techniques used to assess water resources, and an up-to-date overview of water resource management. Throughout the text, examples and case studies from all around the world are used to clearly explain ideas and techniques. Essay questions, guides to further reading, and website links are also included.
Chapter 1: Hydrology as A Science
Chapter 2: Precipitation
Chapter 3: Evaporation
Chapter 4: Interception and Surface Storage
Chapter 5: Groundwater
Chapter 6: Soil Water
Chapter 7: Runoff
Chapter 8: Measuring Channel Flow
Chapter 9: Streamflow Analysis and Modelling
Chapter 10: Water Quality
Chapter 11: Water Resources in A Changing World
This new series of focused, introductory text books presents comprehensive, up-to-date introductions to the fundamental concepts, natural processes and human/environmental impacts within each of the core physical geography sub-disciplines. Uniformly designed, each volume contains student-friendly features: plentiful illustrations, boxed case studies, key concepts and summaries, further reading guides and a glossary.