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Hydrology. Water

  • Modelling Uncertainty in Flood Forecasting Systemsby Shreeda Maskey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 98.95

    Like all natural hazards, flooding is a complex and inherently uncertain phenomenon. Despite advances in developing flood forecasting models and techniques, the uncertainty in forecasts remains unavoidable. This uncertainty needs to be acknowledged, and uncertainty estimation in flood forecasting provides a rational basis for risk-based criteria. This... more...

  • Evaluation and Prevention of Natural Risksby Stefano Campus; Secondo Barbero; Stefano Bovo; Ferruccio Forlati

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 220.00

    The assessment and prevention of risks inherent to natural phenomena is of topical interest to the scientific community and other authorities dealing with territorial management. Historical analysis carried out in the Piemonte-territory in north-western Italy, focusing on the consequences of hydrogeological risks, reveals that damage is continually... more...

  • Aquifer Systems Management: Darcy?s Legacy in a World of Impending Water Shortageby Laurence Chery; Ghislain de Marsily

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 252.00

    By 2050, the demand for water to sustain world agriculture will increase by seventy-five per cent in order to feed an estimated nine billion inhabitants. Increased amounts of water will be required for irrigation and for industrial and domestic use. Natural ecosystems will be threatened by the expansion of agricultural land and by a reduction... more...

  • Groundwater Flow Understandingby M. Adrian Ortega Guerrero

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 104.95

    Any sustainable groundwater development programme requires knowledge of the prevailing flow system, extending from local to regional scale. This book of selected papers discusses integral groundwater management with scale flow issues and presents methods of defining, preventing, controlling and mitigating negative environmental impacts related to... more...

  • Water Sustainabilityby J.A.A. Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 82.95

    Using the latest mapping techniques, J.A.A. Jones, Chair of the IGU Commission for Water Sustainability, examines water availability, the impact of climate change and the problems created for water management worldwide as well as possible solutions. Water Sustainability: A Global Perspective is one of the first textbook to meld the physical and human... more...

  • Seismic Events in Glaciersby Marek Górski

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The occurrence of seismic events in glaciers has been an issue in the scientific literature since the early 1950s, following the report about icequakes in Baffin Island. Targeted seismological studies were undertaken by the Polish Expedition to Spitsbergen in 1962 and then continued at various glaciers in the Arctic, Antarctic and the Alps. The author... more...

  • Science, Philosophy and Physical Geographyby Robert Inkpen; Graham Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    This text explores the relationship between philosophy, science and physical geography, addressing an imbalance between a philosophically enriched human geography and a perceived philosophically ignorant physical geography. more...

  • Stream Hydrologyby Nancy D. Gordon; Thomas A. McMahon; Brian L. Finlayson; Christopher J. Gippel; Rory J. Nathan

    Wiley 2013; US$ 236.95

    Since the publication of the first edition (1994) there have been rapid developments in the application of hydrology, geomorphology and ecology to stream management. In particular, growth has occurred in the areas of stream rehabilitation and the evaluation of environmental flow needs. The concept of stream health has been adopted as a way of assessing... more...

  • Geomorphology and River Managementby Gary J. Brierley; Kirstie A. Fryirs

    Wiley 2013; US$ 154.95

    This book outlines a generic set of procedures, termed the River Styles Framework, which provides a set of tools for interpreting river character, behavior, condition, and recovery potential. Applications of the framework generate a coherent package of geomorphic information, providing a physical template for river rehabilitation activities. management... more...

  • Field Hydrogeologyby Rick Brassington

    Wiley 2013; US$ 72.95

    The successful investigation of the hydrogeology of an area depends on the collection of reliable field data. Field Hydrogeology, Third Edition  follows a systematic approach to completing a hydrogeological study and explains how to decide on the measurements that are needed and on the instruments and techniques required. Measurements that are... more...