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Author Mimikou, Maria A., author.

Title Hydrology and water resource systems analysis / Maria A. Mimikou, Evangelos A. Baltas, Vassilios A. Tsihrintzis
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2016
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Authors; 1 Introduction; 1.1 General; 1.2 The Science of hydrology; 1.3 Historical evolution of hydrology; 1.4 Classification of hydrology; 1.5 Hydrological cycle; 1.6 Hydrological variables and their units of measurement; 1.7 River basin; 1.8 Scale in hydrology; 1.8.1 Spatial scale; 1.8.2 Timescale; 1.9 Worldwide distribution of water; 1.10 Hydrological balance; References; 2 Precipitation and hydrological losses; 2.1 General; 2.2 Formation of atmospheric precipitation; 2.3 Precipitation types; 2.3.1 Rain
2.11.3 Mass transfer methods2.11.4 Combination methods: Penman method; 2.12 Evapotranspiration; 2.12.1 Water balance methods; 2.12.2 Methods for the determination of potential evapotranspiration from climatic data; Penman-Monteith method; Thornthwaite's method; Blaney-Criddle method; Jensen-Haise method; Makkink's method; Hargreaves method; Priestley-Taylor method; 2.12.3 Methods for the determination of actual evapotranspiration; Turc method; Coutagne method; 2.13 Infiltration rate estimation
2.3.2 Snow2.3.3 Hail; 2.4 Cooling mechanisms and types of precipitation; 2.4.1 Cyclonic cooling; 2.4.2 Orographic cooling; 2.4.3 Conductive cooling; 2.5 Measurement of precipitation; 2.5.1 Precipitation sensors; 2.5.2 Rain gauge recorders; 2.5.3 Snowfall measurement; 2.5.4 Meteorological radar; 2.5.5 Joss-Waldvogel disdrometers; Description of the disdrometer RD-80; Hydro-meteorogical parameters which can be derived by the RD-69 and RD-80 disdrometers; Derivation of rain characteristics with the use of a Joss-Waldvogel RD-69 disdrometer
2.5.6 Installation of rain gauges2.5.7 Space measurements; Satellites; Installed instruments; Advanced precipitation radar; Microwave imager; Visible and infrared radiation scanner; Clouds and the Earth's radiant energy system; Lightning imaging sensor; 2.6 Installation of network of point measurement devices; 2.7 Test of data homogeneity and analysis of double cumulative curves; 2.8 Completion of rainfall measurements: Adaptation to different altitudes; 2.8.1 Method of arithmetic mean; 2.8.2 Method of normal ratios
2.8.3 Inverse distance method2.8.4 Correlation and regression; 2.8.5 Correction of rainfall with altitude; 2.9 Surface integration of areal rainfall from point measurements; 2.9.1 Averaging method; 2.9.2 Thiessen method; 2.9.3 Isohyetal curve method; 2.9.4 Optimum interpolation method (Kriging); 2.9.5 Time distributions of rainfall; Limited-scale phenomena; Medium-scale phenomena; Synoptic-scale phenomena; 2.10 Hydrological losses; 2.10.1 General; 2.11 Evaporation; 2.11.1 Water balance methods; Thornthwaite's water balance method; 2.11.2 Energy balance methods
Summary Hydrology and water resources analysis can be looked at together, but this is the only book which presents the relevant material and which bridges the gap between scientific processes and applications in one text. New methods and programs for solving hydrological problems are outlined in a concise and readily accessible form
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hydrology.
System analysis.
Water resources development.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology.
System analysis.
Water resources development.
Form Electronic book
Author Baltas, Evangelos A., author.
Tsihrintzis, Vassilios A., 1959- author.
ISBN 131532167X