Advances in Hydroscience

Advances in Hydroscience

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Editor: Ven Te Chow
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224367

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Advances in Hydroscience, Volume 2 is a five-chapter text that considers the significant advances in various fields of hydroscience. Chapter 1 deals with the basic concept, hydrodynamics, methods of study, and case history of tsunami, while Chapter 2 focuses on chemical geohydrology, which treats the portion of the hydrological cycle that relates the chemical character of water to its environment. Chapter 3 concerns a subject in biohydrodynamics, namely, the hydrodynamic behavior of dolphins, with an emphasis of its application in controlling the natural environment. Chapter 4 describes the interaction of modern hydrodynamic analyses and experimental investigations, which has placed the design of complex hydraulic structures, such as ship locks. Chapter 5 discusses the modern technique of replenishing ground water by recharge, which has been practiced with great success in Los Angeles, California, and many other places around the world. This book will be of great value to hydrologists, scientists, and researchers who are interested in the interdisciplinary field of hydroscience.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors



    I. Introduction

    II. The Hydrodynamics of Centered Wave Systems

    III. Methods of Study

    IV. Case History of a Tsunami

    V. Applications



    Chemical Geohydrology

    I. Introduction

    II. Principles of Chemical Thermodynamics

    III. Electrochemical Measurements

    IV. Hydrochemical Cycle

    V. Hydrologic Significance of Equilibrium Studies

    VI. Effects of Clays on Water Composition

    VII. Use of Isotopes in Hydrology

    VIII. Summary


    Hydrodynamics of the Dolphin

    I. Introduction Ill

    II. Comparison of Hydrodynamic Performance between the Modern Torpedo and the Dolphin

    III. The Apparent Hydrodynamic Superiority of the Dolphin

    IV. The Effect of Body Shape of the Dolphin

    V. The Skin of the White-Belly Dolphin

    VI. Function of the Coating of the Dolphin Skin

    VII. Theoretical and Experimental Studies of the Boundary-Layer Stabilization by Distributed Damping

    VIII. Negligible Ambient Turbulence and True Marine Flow Conditions

    IX. The "Price" of a Laminarization by Stabilizing Coatings

    X. The "Gain" from a Laminarization by Stabilizing Coatings


    Hydromechanics of Inland Navigation


    I. Ship-Lock Hydraulic Systems

    II. Lock-Turbulence and Entrance Problems

    III. Chamber Wave, Acceleration, and Unbalanced Force

    IV. Hydraulic Coefficients

    V. Filling and Emptying Rectangular Lock Chambers

    VI. Filling and Emptying Lock Chambers by Cracking Sector Gates

    VII. Hydromechanics of Barge Fleet Resistance


    Technical Development in Ground Water Recharge

    I. Introduction

    I. The Two-Dimensional Flow of Water through Porous Soil

    III. Theoretical Aspects of the Mound Phenomenon

    IV. Potential Ground Water Flow

    V. The Model Tests on Two-Dimensional Ground Water Flow

    VI. Empirical Formulas and Operational Aspects

    VII. Recharge through Wells



    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 302
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224367

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