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The Water Encyclopedia

Hydrologic Data and Internet Resources, 3rd Edition

Edited by Pedro Fierro, Jr., Evan K. Nyer

CRC Press

1,880 pages | 527 B/W Illus.

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“Just do an Internet search.” “It’s on the Internet” These phrases have quickly become a part of the vernacular. The quintessential book of data relating to water, The Water Encyclopedia: Hydrologic Data and Internet Resources, Third Edition arose from the premise that most of the information provided within this publication could be easily found on the Internet. As the editors and their team of contributors soon discovered, using the Internet for research can be problematic. Too much, too little, and questionable data sets can influence the caliber of your results.

The new edition contains more than 1100 tables and 500 figures providing data related to weather, surface water, ground water, water use, water quality, waste water, pollution, and water resource management. The first two chapters are completely new and discuss data management and international data collection. The pollution chapter has grown to contain some 450 plus tables and figures. Wastewater, previously included within the pollution chapter, is presented as a new standalone chapter.

Whether you are looking for a specific piece of information or exploring many topics, this edition is a portal to quality facts and data sets. Retaining the elements that made the previous editions bestsellers, the third edition elucidates the many changes within the environmental industry and in water-related issues during the last decade. Prepared by scientists and engineers, the book has been significantly expanded beyond the scope of the second edition. Reflecting changes not only in information but also technology, whenever possible, the text includes an Internet address that guides you to the appropriate source.

Reviews

"The expanded 3rd edition of this useful encyclopedia proves that not everything is easily found on the Internet as in a book . . . This quality reference source is recommended for college and special libraries as well as large public libraries."

– Diane J. Turner, in ARBA Online, March 2008

"This is an excellent resource for researchers and professionals in various water industry and study fields. It consists of over 1,600 figures and tables containing water-related data collected from government, academic, and private agencies via both Internet and other sources . . . Summing Up: Recommended."

– P. M. Matt, formerly, University of Arizona, in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, January 2008, Vol. 45, No. 5

Table of Contents

Data Management, D. McCarthy

Introduction

Database Overview

Geographic Information Systems Overview

Understanding Data Management Needs

Data Categorization

Data Reporting

Metadata

Conclusions

International Data Collection, D. Zell

Introduction

Data Sources

Case Studies

General Processes for Data Collection

Internet Sources

Climate and Precipitation

Climatic Data—United States

Climatic Data—World

Weather Extremes

Precipitation Data

Snow and Snow Melt

Hydrologic Elements, B. Burke

Hydrologic Cycle

Water Resources—United States

World Water Balance

Hydrologic Data

Interception

Infiltration

Runoff

Erosion and Sedimentation

Transpiration

Evaporation

Consumptive Use

Phreatophytes

Reference Books

Surface Water, C. Spooner

Rivers

Lakes

Waterfalls

Glaciers and Ice

Floods

Flood Prevention

Flood Control Works

Water Areas—United States

Oceans and Seas

Ground Water, Rivera

Ground Water—United States

Water Wells—United States

Water Wells

Injection Wells

Pumping of Water

Subsidence

Aquifer Characteristics

Soil Moisture

Springs

Artificial Recharge

Geophysical Logging

Water Use, K.L. Thalman

Water Use—United States

Water Use—World

Public Water Supply—United States

Water Supply—World

Domestic Water Consumption

Bottled Water

Industrial and Commercial Water Use—United States

Industrial Water Use—World

Irrigation

Livestock

Navigation and Waterways

Waterborne Commerce

Water-Based Recreation

Fisheries

Water in Foods

Water Quality, K.L. Thalman, Bedesson

Water Quality

Drinking Water Quality Standards—United States

Drinking Water Standards—World

Municipal Water Quality

Industrial Water Quality

Irrigation Water Quality

Water Quality for Aquatic Life

Recreational Water Quality

Water Quality for Livestock

Water Treatment Processes

Water Treatment Facilities

Wastewater, W. Lynch

Pollution, DeArmond, Thalman

Water Resources Management, G. Suarez

Dams

Reservoirs

Hydroelectric Power

Costs of Water Projects

Project Planning and Analysis

Research and Expenditures

Desalination

Water Transfer

Ground Water

Water Conservation

Agencies and Organizations

Federal Agencies

State Water Agencies

Commissions

Universities

Professional, Trade, and Environmental Groups

Constants and Conversion Factors

Physical Properties of Water

Water Quality

Length

Area

Volume

Velocity

Flow Rate

Weight

Pressure

Permeability

Power

Temperature

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General