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Progress in Modern Hydrology: Past, Present and Future

Progress in Modern Hydrology: Past, Present and Future

John C. Rodda, Mark Robinson

ISBN: 978-1-119-07427-4

Aug 2015

408 pages

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£85.00

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Hydrology is vital to human civilisations as well as to natural ecosystems, yet it has only emerged as a distinct scientific discipline during the last 50 years or so. This book reviews the development of modern hydrology primarily through the experiences of the multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at Wallingford, near Oxford, who have been at the forefront of many of the developments in UK hydrological research. These topics include:

• The development of basic understanding through  the collection of data with specialised instrumentation in experimental basins
• The study of extreme flows – both floods and droughts
• The role moisture in the soil
• Studies of the processes controlling  evaporation
• Water resource studies
• Modelling and prediction of the extremes of flow improved
• Understanding of water quality issues
• A widening recognition of the importance of an ecosystem approach 
• Meeting the challenges of climate change,
• Data handling
• Future developments in hydrology and the pressures which generate them.

Readership: hydrologists in both academia and a wide range of applied fields such as civil engineering, meteorology, geography and physics, as well as advanced students in earth science, environmental science and physical geography programmes worldwide.

List of Contributors ix

Chapter Reviewers xiii

Foreword xv

Preface xvii

Acknowledgements xix

Acronyms xxi

1 INTRODUCTION 1
John C. Rodda, Mark Robinson, Jim McCulloch, Christine McCulloch, Alan Jenkins, Terry Marsh, Celia Kirby, Ian Littlewood, Max Beran and Graham Leeks

2 BASIN STUDIES AND INSTRUMENTATION 23
Ian Strangeways, Mark Robinson, Jim Hudson, John C. Rodda, Malcolm Newson and David J. Cooper

3 RISKS AND EXTREMES 60
Lisa Stewart, Max Beran, Frank Farquharson, Duncan Faulkner, David Jones, Thomas Kjeldsen, Malcolm Newson, Enda O’Connell and John Sutcliffe

4 TERRESTRIAL HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES 100
David J. Cooper, John Bell, Martin Hodnett, Keith Beven, Kevin Gilman, Atul Haria, Cate Gardner, Mark Robinson, Jon Evans and Helen Ward

5 THE PHYSICS OF ATMOSPHERIC INTERACTION 135
Colin Lloyd and Sylvia Oliver

6 WATER RESOURCES SECURITY 183
Frank Farquharson, Max Beran, John Bromley, Alan Gustard, Helen Houghton-Carr, Gwyn Rees, John Sutcliffe and Andy Young

7 HYDROLOGICAL MODELLING 216
Keith Beven, James Bathurst, Enda O’Connell, Ian Littlewood, Jim Blackie and Mark Robinson

8 WATER QUALITY 240
Richard Williams, Colin Neal, Helen Jarvie, Andrew Johnson, Paul Whitehead, Mike Bowes and Alan Jenkins

9 ECOHYDROLOGY 267
Mike C. Acreman, James R. Blake, Laurence R. Carvalho, Mike J. Dunbar, Iain D. M. Gunn, Alan Gustard, Ian D. Jones, Cedric Laizé, Stephen C. Maberly, Eleanor B. Mackay, Linda May, J. Owen Mountford, Bryan M. Spears, Charlie J. Stratford, Stephen J. Thackeray and Ian J. Winfield

10 CLIMATE CHANGE AND HYDROLOGY 302
Richard Harding, Nigel Arnell, Nick Reynard, Christel Prudhomme, Eleanor Blyth and Chris Taylor

11 HYDROLOGICAL DATA ACQUISITION AND EXPLOITATION 324
Terry Marsh, Roger Moore, Harry Dixon, Jamie Hannaford, Alan Gustard, Andy Young, Melinda Lewis, Colin Neal and Gwyn Rees

12 LOOKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE 366
John C. Rodda, Mark Robinson, Alan Jenkins, Keith Beven, Max Beran and Graham Leeks

Index 379