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Progress in Modern Hydrology : Past, Present and Future (Hardcover)

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Hydrology is vital to human civilisations as well as to natural ecosystems, yet it has only emerged as a distinct scientific discipline during the last 50 years or so. This book reviews the development of modern hydrology primarily through the experiences of the multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at Wallingford, near Oxford, who have been at the forefront of many of the developments in UK hydrological research.

These topics include the following:

The development of basic understanding through the collection of data with specialised instrumentation in experimental basins

The study of extreme flows ù both floods and droughts

The role moisture in the soil

Studies of the processes controlling evaporation

Water resource studies

Modelling and prediction of the extremes of flow improved

Understanding of water quality issues

A widening recognition of the importance of an ecosystem approach

Meeting the challenges of climate change

Data handling

Future developments in hydrology and the pressures that generate them.

Readership: Hydrologists in both academia and a wide range of applied fields such as civil engineering, meteorology, geography and physics, as well as advanced students in earth science, environmental science and physical geography programmes worldwide.
Number of Pages: 384
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Hydrology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2015
TCIN: 50128377
UPC: 9781119074274
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-0933

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