Advances in Hydroscience

Advances in Hydroscience

Volume 8

1st Edition - August 28, 1972

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  • Editor: Ven Te Chow
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215181

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Advances in Hydroscience, Volume 8, provides an overview of the state of knowledge in hydroscience. The book contains six chapters and opens with a study on seiches—a phenomenon that frequently occurs in large enclosed bodies of water and that can result in serious destruction of shore structures and bring sudden death to innocent swimmers. This phenomenon bears certain resemblances to the tsunamis and storm surges over the open sea. Subsequent chapters deal with the basic principles underlying the techniques in isotope hydrology; statistical models for ocean waves and wave forces; fluvial sediment transport; impulsive waves; and channel networks. This contribution will prove particularly useful to hydrologists, since most work in this field has been done by physicists or other non-hydrologists.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors



    I. Introduction

    II. Hydrodynamic Theory

    III. Causes of Seiches

    IV. The Damage Potential of Seiches

    V. Internal Seiches


    Isotope Hydrology

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Information and Principles

    III. Applications in Surface Water Hydrology

    IV. Applications in Groundwater Hydrology

    V. Application to Basin Studies

    VI. Concluding Remarks


    Statistical Models for Ocean Waves and Wave Forces

    I. Introduction

    II. A Variety of Statistical Models for Ocean Waves

    III. Statistical Properties of Wave Forces on Piling

    IV. Estimation of Force Formula Coefficients

    V. Some Final Comments

    Symbols and Definitions


    Fluvial Sediment Transport

    I. Introduction

    II. Hydrologic Influence on Sediment Transport in Natural Watercourses

    III. Theories Related to Bed-Load Movement

    IV. Theories Related to the Transport of Suspended Sediment

    V. Empirical Relationships of Sediment Transport

    VI. Alluvial Watercourses

    VII. The Regime Theory

    VIII. Hydraulic Similarity of Rivers with Movable Bed

    IX. Contemporary Research



    Impulsive Waves: Model and Prototype Correlations

    I. Introduction

    II. Theoretical Background

    III. Properties of Impulsive Wave Systems

    IV. Experimental Data

    V. Design Charts and Procedures for Predicting Impulsive Wave Properties

    VI. Future Investigation Possibilities

    Major Symbols


    Channel Networks

    I. Introduction

    II. Stream Numbers and Topology

    III. Stream and Link Lengths

    IV. Other Geomorphic Properties

    V. Random-Walk Simulation of Channel Networks

    VI. Some Consequences of Randomness in Drainage Development



    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Contents of Previous Volumes

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  • No. of pages: 370
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1972
  • Published: August 28, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215181

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