Global Hydrology

Processes, Resources and Environmental Management

Author: J. A. A. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131789474X

Category: Science

Page: 414

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Global Hydrology illustrates in detail the growing importance of understanding hydrological processes and pathways as a means of effective and safe management of water resources. It describes current management practices and past environmental impact. It analyses the options for improving water supply and protecting the environment, emphasizing the need for international collaboration in a changing societal and environmental context

Hydrology 2020

An Integrating Science to Meet World Water Challenges

Author: International Association of Hydrological Sciences. Hydrology 2020 Working Group

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901502336

Category: Hydrology

Page: 190

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A milestone capturing the state of the art in hydrological science at the beginning of the 21st century, a chart for hydrologists exploring the new frontiers in hydrology, and a guide for those involved with developing and implementing water policies. It considers the capability that hydrological sciences will and should have by 2020, and what needs doing now in order to achieve this. There is an emphasis on societal issues and interdisciplinary work pertinent to hydrology as hydrologists cannot work in isolation from society.

Hydrology and Global Environmental Change

Author: Nigel W. Arnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131787823X

Category: Science

Page: 364

View: 8816

Hydrology and Global Environmental Change presents the hydrological contribution to, and consequences of, global environmental change. Assuming little or no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, the book looks at the main processes of global environmental change - global scale processes, large regional processes, repetitive processes - and how the hydrological cycle, processes and regimes impact on GEC and vice-versa.

Global Change and Extreme Hydrology

Testing Conventional Wisdom

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on Hydrologic Science

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309217717

Category: Science

Page: 44

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Climate theory dictates that core elements of the climate system, including precipitation, evapotranspiration, and reservoirs of atmospheric and soil moisture, should change as the climate warms, both in their means and extremes. A major challenge that faces the climate and hydrologic science communities is understanding the nature of these ongoing changes in climate and hydrology and the apparent anomalies that exist in reconciling their extreme manifestations. The National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Hydrologic Science (COHS) held a workshop on January 5-6, 2010, that examined how climate warming translates into hydrologic extremes like floods and droughts. The workshop brought together three groups of experts. The first two groups consisted of atmospheric scientists and hydrologists focused on the scientific underpinnings and empirical evidence linking climate variability to hydrologic extremes. The third group consisted of water managers and decision-makers charged with the design and operation of water systems that in the future must be made resilient in light of a changing climate and an environment of hydrologic extremes. Global Change and Extreme Hydrology summarizes the proceedings of this workshop. This report presents an overview of the current state of the science in terms of climate change and extreme hydrologic events. It examines the "conventional wisdom" that climate change will "accelerate" the hydrologic cycle, fuel more evaporation, and generate more precipitation, based on an increased capacity of a warmer atmosphere to hold more water vapor. The report also includes descriptions of the changes in frequency and severity of extremes, the ability (or inability) to model these changes, and the problem of communicating the best science to water resources practitioners in useful forums.

Proceedings of the U. S. Geological Survey Global Change Research Forum

Author: John A. Kelmelis,Mitchell Snow

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788102998


Page: 121

View: 1717

The proceedings of an interdisciplinary meeting to review the diverse topics represented in global change research, held March 18-20, 1991, in Herndon, VA. Covers: climate, hydrology, precipitation, desert processes, energy, permafrost, & much more. Covers all aspects of the subject in over 100 presentations & poster sessions. Comprehensive!!

Friend '97 - Regional Hydrology

Concepts and Models for Sustainable Water Resource Management ; Proceedings of the Third International Conference on FRIEND Held at Postojna, Slovenia, from 30 September to 4 October 1997

Author: Alan Gustard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901502350

Category: Hydrology

Page: 363

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Hydrologic Science Priorities for the U.S. Global Change Research Program

An Initial Assessment

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Hydrologic Science

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309172691

Category: Science

Page: 46

View: 9342

The availability of fresh water is potentially one of the most pervasive crises of the coming century. Water-related decisions will determine the future of major ecosystems, the health of regional economies, and the political stability of nations. A vigorous program of research in hydrologic sciences can provide the basis for sound water management at local, regional, national, and international levels. The Committee on Hydrologic Science was established by the National Research Council in 1999 to identify priorities for hydrologic science that will ensure its vitality as a scientific discipline in service of societal needs. This charge will be performed principally through a series of studies that provide scientific advice on the hydrologic aspects of national program and U.S. hydrologic contributions to international programs. This first report contains a preliminary assessment of the hydrologic science content of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). Because this is a short and focused report, little effort is spent to reaffirm the established and successful elements of the USGCRP. In fact, the Committee generally endorses the findings of the National Research Council (NRC) report Global Environmental Change: Research Pathways for the Next Decade (NRC, 1998a; the so-called Pathways report) in this respect. Instead the attention here is directed toward the most critical missing hydrologic science elements in the FY2000 USGCRP. This brings the focus to the terrestrial component of the water cycle. The integrative nature of terrestrial hydrology could significantly strengthen the USGCRP.

Global Water Resource Issues

Author: Gordon J. Young,James C. I. Dooge,John C. Rodda

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521467124

Category: Science

Page: 216

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The world's water resources are coming under increasing stress, a stress that will become critical globally sometime during the next century. This is due to the rapidly rising population demanding more and more water and an increasing level of affluence. The book discusses the background to this issue and the measures to be taken over the next 20-30 years to overcome some of the difficulties that can be foreseen, and the means of avoiding others, such as the hazard of floods. It looks at the water resource and its assessment and management in an integrated fashion. It deals with the requirements of agriculture and of rural and urban societies and to a lesser extent with those of industry and power, against the background of the needs of the natural environment. It presents a number of ways and means of improving the management of national and international affairs involving fresh water. It highlights the importance of fresh water as a major issue for the environment and for development.


An Introduction

Author: Wilfried Brutsaert,Wilfried (Cornell University Brutsaert, New York)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521824798

Category: Science

Page: 605

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This textbook introduces fundamental principles of hydrology for advanced students, scientists and professionals.


Regional Hydrology : Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice

Author: Henny A. J. van Lanen,Siegfried Demuth

Publisher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences

ISBN: 9781901502817

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 518

View: 5357


Environmental Flows

Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Author: Angela H. Arthington

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520273699

Category: Nature

Page: 406

View: 816

This book is a must read for water managers and freshwater and estuarine ecologists contending with ever-changing conditions influencing the flow of water. Angela Arthington is based at Griffith University, Queensland.

Earth System Responses to Global Change

Contrasts Between North and South America

Author: Harold A. Mooney,Eduardo R. Fuentes,Barbara I. Kronberg

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080924816

Category: Science

Page: 365

View: 4088

This book examines the differences and similarities in the earth system components - the ocean, atmosphere, and the land - between western portions of the northern and southern Western Hemispheres, past, present, and projected. The book carefully examines the physical and biological patterns and responses of given biomes, or ecological communities in the two regions. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship of physicial and biotic systems to biogeochemistry and the evolving biota patterns of land margins and surfaces. The text concludes with an assessment of the direct impact on humans on these biomes, giving full consideration to the land-use drivers of global change. * Integrated view of earth system processes on the west coasts of North and South America

Global Change and Mountain Regions

An Overview of Current Knowledge

Author: Uli M. Huber,Harald K.M. Bugmann,Mel A. Reasoner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140203508X

Category: Science

Page: 652

View: 5845

This book gives an overview of the state of research in fields pertaining to the detection, understanding and prediction of global change impacts in mountain regions. More than sixty contributions from paleoclimatology, cryospheric research, hydrology, ecology, and development studies are compiled in this volume, each with an outlook on future research directions. The book will interest meteorologists, geologists, botanists and climatologists.

Dictionary of Global Climate Change

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0585295735

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 2662

Climate, climate change, climate fluctuations and climatic trends are only a few of the terms used today, in not only conferences, scientific symposia and workshops, but also parliaments and in discussions throughout society. climatologists these terms may be well known; to the vast majority of people, however, they are new, and they require definition and explanation. The World Meteorological Organization inherited an interest and involvement in the studies of climate and climate change from its predecessor, the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was established in 1873. By 1929 the had set up a Commission for Climatology to deal with matters related to climate studies. When, in 1950, the World Meteorological Organization assumed the mantle of the it retained the commission which, among other responsibilities, had already recognized the need for the definition and explanation of terms used in climatology. It must also be said that much of what we now know about climate derives from the scientific and technical programmes - ordinated by and now, to a much greater extent, by In 1979, the First World Climate Conference made an assessment of the status of knowledge of climate and climate variability, and recommended the establishment of a World Climate Programme.