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Solute Modelling in Catchment Systems

ISBN: 978-0-471-95717-1
486 pages
November 1995
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Stephen Trudgill presents an internationally authored research-level text, aimed at providing a synopsis of developments in solute modelling in catchment ecosystems over the last ten years. The volume includes particular advances in solute modelling, especially at the catchment scale, emphasising the influences of weathering, ecosystem processes and hydrological processes as well as the application of models and modelling principles. The intended audience for the book is research scientists in cognate fields and postgraduate research workers, although it is especially aimed at those interested in catchment systems. It will also enable specialists to grasp the essentials of topics outside their own field. The book will be of use in a management context as successful water quality management actions are often dependent upon the predictive success of models. It will also show how models can be used to assess the sensitivity of solute production to environmental change and human influence, such as land use change and variation in atmospheric inputs, focussing upon surface catchments rather than groundwater and soil solutes.
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Partial table of contents:

OVERVIEWS.

Overview of Solute Modelling (J. Ball & S. Trudgill).

Basic Principles of Frequently Used Models (P. Warfvinge).

WEATHERING AND SOILS IN SOLUTE MODELLING.

Biogeochemical Modelling of Small Catchments Using PROFILE and SAFE (H. Sverdup, et al.).

Methods for Modelling Solute Movement in Structured Soils (A. Armstrong, et al.).

ECOSYSTEM PROCESSES IN SOLUTE MODELLING.

Predicting Nitrate Concentrations in Small Catchment Streams (M. Whelan, et al.).

Interactions of Ecosystem Processes and Weathering Processes (M. Velbel).

HYDROLOGICAL AND HYDROCHEMICAL PROCESSES IN SOLUTE MODELLING.

Soil Water Isotopic Residence Time Modelling (P. Unnikrishna, et al.).

Isotope Tracers of Water and Solute Sources in Catchments (C. Kendall, et al.).

SOLUTE MODELS.

Linking Mixing Techniques to a Hydrological Framework--An Upland Application (A. Robson, et al.).

Contaminant Transport Component of the Catchment Modelling System SHETRAN (J. Ewen).

MODEL UTILITY.

Catchment-Scale Solute Modelling in a Management Context (M. Newson).

Appendix.

Indexes.
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