Hydrology

Hydrology: A Science of Nature

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Summary

Looking beyond a purely scientific discussion of hydrology, the authors of this volume emphasize that mankind needs to recognize the urgency of the situation in which our water is threatened. Providing a comprehensive overview of the broad and complex field of hydrology, the book explores the water cycle, its various components, and its interactions with the environment in which it develops and interacts. Through this work, the authors endeavor to contribute to the sustainable development of our society and our environment.

Table of Contents

General Introduction

Historical approach

The modern concept of water

Organizations involved with water

Legal aspects: the case of Switzerland

Objectives and organization of this book

The Hydrological Cycle and the Water Balance

Introduction

Water, the element

Detailed analysis

The distribution of water

Related cycles

Conclusions

The Watershed and its Characteristics

Definitions

Topographic watershed and effective watershed

Hydrological behaviour

Physiographic characteristics of a watershed

Agro-pedo-geological characteristics

Digital information and numerical models

Conclusions

Precipitation

Basic definitions

Classification of clouds

Mechanisms of precipitation formation

Precipitation regimes

Measuring precipitation

Observation networks and publication of data

Analysis of point measurements

Regional evaluation of precipitation

Conclusions

Evaporation and Interception

Introduction

Evaporation

Evapotranspiration from soil covered by vegetation

Interception

Conclusions

Flows and Infiltration

Introduction

Infiltration

Flows

The concept of sediment transport

Conclusions

Water Storage and Reserves

Introduction

Surface water storage

Groundwater storage

Storage of water in its solid form

Conclusions

Hydrological Measurement

Measuring precipitation

Errors of measurement

Measuring evaporation, transpiration and evapotranspiration

Measuring flow

Measuring sediment transport in rivers

Measuring sediment transport in suspension

Measuring infiltration

Measuring soil moisture

Conclusions

Data Handling and Organization

Data organization

Error identification and measurement correction

Introduction to statistical tests

Conclusions

Hydrological Regimes

Introduction

Simple regime

Mixed regime

Complex regime

Hydrological regimes in Switzerland

Conclusions

Hydrological Processes and Responses

Introduction

General information

Direct precipitation on the surface of a waterway

Groundwater flow

Overland flow

Sub surface flow

Flow due to snowmelt

Hydrological response of the watershed: from processes to flow

Conclusions

General conclusions

 
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