Advances in Theoretical Hydrology

Author: J.P. O'Kane
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483291480
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This Festschrift containing sixteen invited essays and papers is a tribute to the distinguished Irish hydrologist James Dooge on the occasion of his 70th birthday. His former students, colleagues and friends in fourteen countries, have provided a varied selection on his favourite topics: flow in open channels and unsaturated soil, and also from his major interest of recent years, large scale hydrology and global change. The book has three sections. The first section on hydrological processes contains six papers. The second section on large scale hydrology has four papers. Six historical, reflective and philosophical essays on the past and future of the hydrological sciences form the third section of the book.

The Role of Water and the Hydrological Cycle in Global Change

Author: Howard R. Oliver
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642798306
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Water is an extremely important factor in global environmental change. Water influences the processes causing change. The human and economic consequences of changes in the water system can be very significant. The aim of this NATO Advanced Study Institute was to present a state-of-the-art assessment of the role of water in global change, ranging from a consideration of atmospheric processes to the social and political impacts of changes in water resources. Many initiatives have recently been developed, such as international conferences and research programmes in particular themes, but there was still a need for information from these diverse activities to be brought together. One of the aims of the ASI was to encourage cross-fertilization between the various disciplines looking at water in the global system. This book contains the expanded written versions of the lectures presented during the AS! held in Italy in May/June 1994. It falls into two basic parts. The first twelve chapters cover the role of water in the climate system and climate modelling. Various areas of the water balance including global budgets, the effect of each element of the water balance on regional and global climates, and procedures used to model hydrological processes at all scales are discussed. Precipitation, ice, lake, groundwater, land surface and atmospheric considerations are included together with hydrological process linkage to climate models. Ocean effects were not covered as they were considered to be outside the scope of this particular AS!.

Land Surface Processes in Hydrology

Author: Soroosh Sorooshian
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642605672
Format: PDF, ePub
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General circulation models (GCMs) predict certain changes in the amounts and distribution of precipitation, but the conversion of these predictions of impacts on water resources presents novel problems in hydrologic modeling, particularly with regard to the scale of the processes involved. Therefore improved, distributed GCMs are required. New remote sensing technologies provide the necessary spatially distributed data. However, there are many attendant problems with the translation of remotely sensed signals into hydrologically relevant information. This book elucidates how to improve the representation of land surface hydrologic processes in GCMs and in regional and global scale climate studies. It is divided into five sections: Models and Data; Precipitation; Soil Moisture; Evapotranspiration; Runoff.

Model validation

Author: M. G. Anderson
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471985723
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Validation is a central issue to future model design in environmental science. This book is the first to provide a critical appraisal of today's validation needs, capabilities, and required changes in philosophy. It takes examples from four different scales: hillslope and river channel, catchment, regional, and global. This timely book offers unique, multifaceted coverage of model validation in hydrological science today. Topics covered include calibration procedures, data assimilation, scaling, critical future need in validation, and evidence of field data. * State-of-the-art research book on an important new topic * End-of-section discussion chapters written by leading international researchers