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Author Gordon, Nancy D.

Title Stream hydrology : an introduction for ecologists / Nancy D. Gordon, Thomas A. McMahon, Brian L. Finlayson
Published Chichester, West Sussex, England ; New York : Wiley, [1992]
©1992

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Description xvi, 529 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface for the Second Edition -- Preface for the First Edition. -- 1. Introducing the Medium. -- 1.1 Water as a fluid. -- 1.2 The physics of fluids. -- 1.3 Physical properties of water. -- 2. How to Study a Stream. -- 2.1 Focusing on physical habitat. -- 2.2 The planning process. -- 2.3 Strategic sampling. -- 2.4 Know your limitations. -- 2.5 Examples of how and how not to conduct a study. -- 3. Potential Sources of Data (How to Avoid Reinventing the Weir). -- 3.1 Data types. -- 3.2 Physical data sources, format, and quality. -- 3.3 Maps: finding those spatial places. -- 3.4 Photographs and other remotely sensed data. -- 4. Getting to Know Your Stream. -- 4.1 General character. -- 4.2 Catchment characteristics. -- 4.3 Streamflow hydrographs. -- 4.4 How does this stream measure up? -- 5. How to Have a Field Day and Still Collect Some Useful Information. -- 5.1 Venturing into the field. -- 5.2 Surveying: a brief introduction. -- 5.3 Methods of measuring areal extent. -- 5.4 Surveying streams. -- 5.5 Measurement of water level or stage. -- 5.6 Measurement of discharge (streamflow). -- 5.7 Substrates and sediments: sampling and monitoring methods. -- 5.8 Substrates and sediments: analysis of physical properties. -- 5.9 Water quality. -- 6. Water at Rest and in Motion. -- 6.1 General. -- 6.2 Hydrostatics: the restful nature of water. -- 6.3 Studying the flow of fluids. -- 6.4 Narrowing the focus: flow of a viscous fluid. -- 6.5 The microenvironment: flow near solid surfaces. -- 6.6 Open-channel hydraulics: the macro-environment. -- 7. It?s Sedimentary, Watson! -- 7.1 Introduction to stream channels, streambeds and transported materials. -- 7.2 Stream-shaping processes. -- 7.3 The ins and outs of channel topography. -- 7.4 Sediment motion. -- 7.5 Sediment yield from a catchment. -- 8. Dissecting Data with a Statistical Scope. -- 8.1 Introduction. -- 8.2 Streamflow frequency analysis. -- 8.3 Flow-duration curves. -- 8.4 Flow-spell analysis. -- 8.5 Extrapolating from the known to the unknown. -- 8.6 Numerical taxonomy: multivariate analysis techniques. -- Appendix 1: Basic Statistics. -- References
Analysis Rivers Hydrology
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [497]-521) and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [497]-521) and index
Subject Hydrology.
Rivers.
Hydrology.
Rivers.
Stream ecology.
Stream measurements -- Techniques
Author Finlayson, Brian.
McMahon, T. A.
LC no. 91026728
ISBN 0471930849 (paperback)
0471955051