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Handbook of Engineering Hydrology
Modeling, Climate Change, and Variability

Edited By

Saeid Eslamian

ISBN 9781466552463
Published March 21, 2014 by CRC Press
646 Pages 252 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Application of Copulas in Hydrology: Geomorphological Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph and Intensity Index of Infiltration Frequency. Artificial Neural Network–Based Modeling of Hydrologic Processes. Bankfull Frequency in Rivers. Climate Change and Hydrological Hazards. Climate Change and Hydrologic Modeling. Climate Change and Urban Water Systems. Climate Change Impacts on Hydrology and Water Resources. Climate Change: Uncertainty, Impact, and Adaptation. Dam Risk and Uncertainty. Design Rainfall Estimation and Changes. Discretization in Urban Watersheds. Drought Indices for Drought Risk Assessment in a Changing Climate. Flow and Sediment Transport Modeling in Rivers. Geostatistics Applications in Hydrology. GIS Applications in a Changing Climate. GIS-Based Upland Erosion Mapping. Hybrid Hydrologic Modeling. Hydrological Changes in Mangrove Ecosystems. Hydrologic Modeling: Stochastic Processes. Hydrologic Prediction and Uncertainty Quantification. Impact of the Development of Vegetation on Flow Conditions and Flood Hazards. Regional Flood Frequency Analysis. Regionalization of Hydrological Variables. Remote Sensing Data and Information for Hydrological Monitoring and Modeling. Significance of Statistical Tests and Persistence in Hydrologic Processes. Statistical Parameters Used for Assessing Hydrological Regime. Time Series Analysis of Hydrologic Data. Uncertainty of the PMP and PMF. Impact of Urbanization on Runoff Regime. Index.

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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