By Sous la direction de Alain Giret
By Robert Willis,Brad A. Finney
By S. Lawrence Dingman
By Abida Farooqi
By George M Hornberger,Patricia L Wiberg,Jeffrey P Raffensperger,Paolo D'Odorico
Among the numerous diversified elements of environmental technological know-how, none is extra severe to the way forward for society and nature than water. figuring out the position of water on the earth and making solid judgements concerning water conservation and hydrological dangers is determined by studying the basics of actual hydrology. This textbook, now in an elevated moment version, presents the clearest chance for college students to take in these basics. Written at an introductory point, Elements of actual Hydrology covers almost each element of this topic, including:
• The hydrological cycle• Water budgets at catchment to worldwide scales • Spatial and temporal points of precipitation• Evapotranspiration• Fluid dynamics and the Bernoulli equation• Laminar and turbulent flows• Open channel movement • Flood circulation via reservoirs and channels • Flood frequency research• Groundwater movement• Aquifer characterization• Land subsidence• Soil moisture dynamics• move within the unsaturated area• Hydrologic controls on plants • Biotic controls on hydrological tactics• Runoff iteration from floor and subsurface resources• Catchment versions• The water-food-energy nexus• The globalization of water• affects of adjusting climate
Layering one subject upon the following, Elements of actual Hydrology succeeds in relocating from basic, easy-to-grasp reasons even though equations and types in a fashion that might go away scholars new to the subject wanting to follow their wisdom. pros in comparable disciplines also will locate this ebook perfect for self-study. Thoughtfully illustrated, conscientiously written, and masking a extensive spectrum of issues, this vintage textual content clarifies a topic that's usually misunderstood and oversimplified.
By K.S. Valdiya
This ebook portrays the Himalayan-born River Saraswati, a mythical river that was once the lifeline of a innovative and colourful society for greater than 3 thousand years. Written in uncomplicated language and richly illustrated, it highlights the occasions that led to the robbing of the Saraswati of its water and the top of a superb culture. The writer weaves a geological narrative out of a mass of information generated via explorers, archaeologists, sedimentologists, geohydrologist, seismologists and remote-sensing experts. the tale explains how an excellent Himalayan river disappeared and the way the Harappan Civilization vanished from the banks of the river Saraswati greater than 3 and part thousand years in the past within the wake of tectonic upheavals within the foothills of the Himalaya at a time whilst the rainfall had greatly declined. And it unearths that these days the Saraswati is a unprecedented extensive water-less channel coursing throughout the titanic yet dry floodplain in western India.
By Mu Ramkumar
Cretaceous Sea point Rise delves into the query of no matter if the saw non permanent sea-level adjustments are nearby (tectonic) or worldwide (eustatic) and determines their attainable relation to weather cycles; to evaluate the position of suggestions mechanisms, i.e. thermal expansion/contraction of seawater, subsidence because of loading by way of water, altering crops of the Earth approach and to enquire the relation of sea-level highs and lows to ocean anoxia and oxidation occasions, represented via black shales and oceanic pink beds, and to judge the proof for ephemeral glacial episodes or different weather occasions.
Though study has been, and is being, carried out in those fields because the creation of sea point cycles and series improvement suggestions within the 1970"s, the on hand details is scattered. Cretaceous Sea point Rise provides the present knowing and destiny instructions of the study on Cretaceous sea point cycles in one resource, forming a reference paintings for novices, graduates and postgraduates who're drawn to this topic.
- Authored through a professional in Sea point upward thrust, with over 15 years’ experience
- Concludes with a piece that appears to the way forward for sea point change
- The basically resource to mix the present realizing and destiny instructions of the examine on Cretaceous sea point cycles in a single place
By Phil Owens
This quantity additionally to be had as a part of a 4-volume set, ISBN 0444519599. fee for set purchase.
* First booklet to contemplate administration on the basin scale
* cutting-edge evaluate chapters
* New conceptual frameworks and methods to management
By Jules M. Blais,Michael R. Rosen,John P. Smol
By Teruo Yamashita,Akito Tsutsumi
This e-book furnishes cutting-edge wisdom approximately how earthquake faulting is coupled with fluid movement. The authors describe the theoretical history of modeling of faulting coupled with fluid circulate intimately. box and laboratory facts to signify the fluid involvement in earthquake faulting can also be rigorously defined. all the supplied info constitutes jointly a simple framework of the fault modeling for a finished realizing of the involvement of fluids in earthquake ruptures. Earthquake iteration is now generally believed to be considerably stricken by high-pressure fluid present at depths. accordingly, modeling research of earthquake faulting coupled with fluid move is changing into more and more energetic as a box of study. This paintings is aimed toward a variety of readers, and is mainly correct for graduate scholars and solid-earth researchers who desire to turn into extra accustomed to the field.