Hardcover: 1424 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (February 1, 1993)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 2.8 x 9.3 inches
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I used this book as a course text in one course at grad school, and an unofficial text in numerous other courses. It is fairly specialized, geared toward the the intersection of civil engineering and hydrology. It contains an impressive breadth of subjects, some of which may now seem a little technologically quaint (although section 25.5.4 on meteor-burst telemetry is still incredibly cool). The bread and butter is immensely useful as a reference. In particular, I was impressed with the statistical elements of chapter 18, regarding the frequency analysis of extreme events.The handbook has 29 chapters and 58 contributors:part 1 - hydrologic cycle1: Hydrology2: Climatology3: Precipitation4: Evaporation5: Infiltration and Soil Water Movement6: Groundwater Flow7: Snow and floating ice8: Streamflow9: Flood runoff10: Flow routingPart 2 - hydrologic transport11: Water Quality12: Erosion and Sediment Transport13: Hydrologic effects of land use change14: Contaminant transport in surface water15: Contaminant transport in unsaturated flow16: Contaminant transport in groundwaterpart 3: hydrologic statistics17: Statistical treatment of hydrologic data18: Frequency analysis of extreme events19: Analysis and modeling of hydrologic time series20: Geostatisticspart 4: hydrologic technology21: Computer models for surface water22: Computer models for subsurface wate23: Advances in hydrologic computation24: Remote sensing25: Automated data aquisition and transmission26: Hydrologic forecasting27: Hydrologic design for water use28: Hydrologic design for urban drainage and flood control29: Hydrologic design for groundwater pollution control
The handbook of hydrology is the bible for engineers and scientists in the field of hydrology. The text covers all facets of the topic with the most knowledgable perspectives from current research. My most referenced Handbook of Hydrology chapter is Ch. 18 on the frequency analysis of extreme events. Don't practice in the field without this text on your shelf.
The book covers everything from the hydrologic cycle, climatology and precipitation to hydrologic design for groudnwater pollution control. This is a great book to use for reference material. I keep going back to this text when ever I am looking for a quick reference.
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