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Elements of Physical Hydrology 1934

Elements of Physical Hydrology

In this introductory level text, the authors begin from the premise that the complexities of modern hydrology can be mastered by understanding basic physical principles of fluid movement. Focusing first on analysis at the scale of a single watershed, they then introduce the mechanics of fluids in closed conduits and open channels. They reevaluate catchment processes in light of fluid mechanics, open channel hydraulics, and groundwater flow. In a concluding chapter, they stress the importance of understanding water movement in the environment by exploring the relationship of hydrology to such disciplines as atmospheric science, ecology, and geology.

Companion software available Companion Software: The authors have developed a Web version of this text as well as a set of MATLAB M-files that are available on CD-ROM bound into the book.

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About This Book

George M. HornbergerUniversity of Virginia
Jeffrey P. Raffensperger
Keith N. EshlemanUniversity of Maryland

Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998

ISBN: 0-8018-5857-7
Language: English