1st Edition

Handbook of Engineering Hydrology Modeling, Climate Change, and Variability

Edited By Saeid Eslamian Copyright 2014
    646 Pages 252 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    While most books examine only the classical aspects of hydrology, this three-volume set covers multiple aspects of hydrology. It examines new approaches, addresses growing concerns about hydrological and ecological connectivity, and considers the worldwide impact of climate change.

    It also provides updated material on hydrological science and engineering, discussing recent developments as well as classic approaches. Published in three books, Fundamentals and Applications; Modeling, Climate Change, and Variability; and Environmental Hydrology and Water Management, the entire set consists of 87 chapters, and contains 29 chapters in each book.

    The chapters in this book contain information on:

    • Climate change and hydrological hazards, hydrological modeling, and urban water systems, as well as climate change impacts on hydrology and water resources, climate change uncertainty, vulnerability, and adaption
    • Rainfall estimation and changes, hydrological changes of mangrove ecosystems, impact of the development of vegetation on flow conditions and flood hazards, urbanization impacts on runoff regime, and discretization in urban watersheds
    • Artificial neural network-based modeling of hydrologic processes, flow and sediment transport modeling in rivers, hybrid hydrological modeling, hydrologic modeling: stochastic processes, and time series analysis of hydrologic data
    • Dam risk and uncertainty, drought indices for drought risk assessment in a changing climate, hydrologic prediction and uncertainty quantification, uncertainty and risk of the PMP and PMF
    • Geostatistics applications in hydrology, GIS applications in a changing climate, GIS-based upland erosion mapping, regional flood frequency analysis, regionalization of hydrological extreme events, remote sensing data and information for hydrological monitoring and modeling
    • Application of copulas in hydrology, bankfull frequency of rivers, statistical parameters used for assessing hydrological regime, significance of statistical tests and persistence in hydrologic processes

    Students, practitioners, policy makers, consultants and researchers can benefit from the use of this text.

    Application of Copulas in Hydrology: Geomorphological Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph and Intensity Index of Infiltration Frequency

    Emna Gargouri-Ellouze and Saeid Eslamian

    Artificial Neural Network–Based Modeling of Hydrologic Processes

    Emery A Coppola Jr, Anna Szidarovszky, and Ferenc Szidarovszky

    Bankfull Frequency in Rivers

    Carmen Agouridis

    Climate Change and Hydrological Hazards

    Yang Hong, Lu Liu, Lei Qiao, and Pradeep Adhikari

    Climate Change and Hydrologic Modeling

    Rezaul K Chowdhury and Saeid Eslamian

    Climate Change and Urban Water Systems

    Ole Mark and Birgit Paludan

    Climate Change Impacts on Hydrology and Water Resources

    Never Mujere and Saeid Eslamian

    Climate Change: Uncertainty, Impact, and Adaptation

    Mohammad Reza Farzaneh, Saeid Eslamian, and Seyed Jalal E Mirnezami

    Dam Risk and Uncertainty

    Ehsan Goodarzi and Saeid Eslamian

    Design Rainfall Estimation and Changes

    Khaled Haddad and Ataur Rahman

    Discretization in Urban Watersheds

    Iván Rivas Acosta

    Drought Indices for Drought Risk Assessment in a Changing Climate

    Brian A Fuchs, Mark D Svoboda, Donald A Wilhite, and Michael J Hayes

    Flow and Sediment Transport Modeling in Rivers

    Masoomeh Fakhri, Hamze Dokohaki, Saeid Eslamian, Iman Fazeli Farsani, and Mohammad Reza Farzaneh

    Geostatistics Applications in Hydrology

    Pejman Tahmasebi and Gregoire Mariethoz

    GIS Applications in a Changing Climate

    Mohammed Matouq, Hussam Al-Bilbisi, Tayel El-Hasan, and Saeid Eslamian

    GIS-Based Upland Erosion Mapping

    Soo Huey Teh, Lariyah M Sidek, Pierre Y Julien, and Jansen Luis

    Hybrid Hydrologic Modeling

    Pierre Y Julien and James S Halgren

    Hydrological Changes in Mangrove Ecosystems

    Shafi Noor Islam, Albrecht Gnauck, Hans-Jürgen Voigt, and Saeid Eslamian

    Hydrologic Modeling: Stochastic Processes

    Rina Schumer

    Hydrologic Prediction and Uncertainty Quantification

    Caleb M DeChant and Hamid Moradkhani

    Impact of the Development of Vegetation on Flow Conditions and Flood Hazards

    Tomasz Kałuża and Saeid Eslamian

    Regional Flood Frequency Analysis

    Ataur Rahman, Khaled Haddad, and Saeid Eslamian

    Regionalization of Hydrological Variables

    Mehdi Vafakhah and Saeid Eslamian

    Remote Sensing Data and Information for Hydrological Monitoring and Modeling

    Reza Khanbilvardi, Tarendra Lakhankar, Nir Krakauer, Rouzbeh Nazari, and Al Powell

    Significance of Statistical Tests and Persistence in Hydrologic Processes

    Khaled H Hamed

    Statistical Parameters Used for Assessing Hydrological Regime

    Rezaul K Chowdhury and Saeid Eslamian

    Time Series Analysis of Hydrologic Data

    Óli Grétar Blöndal Sveinsson

    Uncertainty of the PMP and PMF

    Jose D Salas, German Gavilan, Fernando R Salas, Pierre Y Julien, and Jazuri Abdullah

    Impact of Urbanization on Runoff Regime

    Never Mujere and Saeid Eslamian



    Saeid Eslamian is an associate professor of hydrology at Isfahan University of Technology, Iran. He received his BS in water engineering from Isfahan University of Technology in 1986, his master’s degree in hydrology and water resources at Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran in 1989, and his PhD in civil engineering at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 1995. He is the founder and chief editor of the International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology and the Journal of Flood Engineering, and has contributed to more than 300 publications. He has received two ASCE and EWRI awards from the United States, and an outstanding researcher award from Iran.

    "The work has a variety of strengths including well known and respected authors… The selection of topics is both complete and timely. In my opinion, everyone in the field of hydrology will need easy access to this book since it is the only book that I am aware that provides a holistic view of a critical subject."
    ––Richard H. French, Research Prof. Emeritus, Division of Hydrologic Sciences, Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

    "This handbook is well updated and it covers various aspects of environmental issues, climate change, water resources development and water resources management. Moreover, this handbook contains new techniques used in statistical hydrology, such as Multi-variate L-moments, copula, and geostatistics, as well as new information-based techniques such as the application of IT in hydrology."
    ––Stanislaw Halas, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

    "…written in a professional manner. The list of references is sufficiently comprehensive… From the contents of particular volumes it seems that the book shall cover all main problems of modern hydrology."
    ––Jan Dowgiallo, Inst. Geol. Sci Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

    "The book is written by more than 200 authors from all over the world, who are well-known experts in their fields of study. To my mind, this is the advantage of the book; it is based on the case studies of different geographical locations, climate, geology and hydrology. It allows the reader to find the proper information concerning specific natural conditions and also to widen the knowledge about hydrology of foreign countries."
    ––Dr. Natalia A. Vinograd, St.Petersburg State University, Russia

    "With the utilization of modern technology and research studies, this handbook is definitely a gem for those interested in advanced engineering hydrology. … Each volume covers renowned research studies and topics from many different fields, thus providing a complete guidance to hydrological science and engineering."
    ––Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nittaya Wangwongwiroj, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

    "I think this handbook can be considered as a serious work… This volume can be useful as a handbook of isotopes application in hydrology for people who are starting [their] investigation in hydrology.
    ––Dr. Dinara Abbasova

    "The book covers broad territory. The editor deserves to be complimented for assembling a broad array of chapters from around the world. The chapter authors are known for their contributions. The book will be a useful reference to a diverse community."
    Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, July 2016