Advances in Hydroscience

Advances in Hydroscience

Volume 4

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Editor: Ven Te Chow
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224381

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Advances in Hydroscience, Volume 4 covers selected topics encompassing several areas of special interest in hydroscience, including naval architecture, water waves, subsurface water, engineering hydraulics, and stochastic hydrology. This volume is composed of seven chapters, and begins with a summary of the basic principles and theories involved in hovering craft operating over water, which should be of interest to naval architects who may design such vehicles for special purposes. The succeeding chapters deal with the significance of soil moisture theory in the design of foundations and land drainage systems, as well as the developments in understanding the theory of wind-generated waves. These topics are followed by discussions on the mode of operation and different types of hydraulic jumps and the basic probability concepts of stochastic reservoir theory. The final chapter the fundamentals of surface winds, wind fields, and wind stress and their role in formation of storm surge. This book is of value to hydrologists, naval architects, agronomists, and agricultural civil engineers.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Hovering Craft over Water

    I. Introduction

    II. The Hovering-Craft Concept

    III. Calm-Water Behavior

    IV. Rough-Water Behavior



    Soil Moisture Theory

    I. Definitions of Terms

    II. Hydrostatic Equilibrium

    III. Dynamic Equilibrium

    IV. Moisture Profile Development

    V. Rate of Infiltration


    The Theory of Wind-Generated Waves

    I. Introduction

    II. The Specifications of a Random Wave Field

    III. The Generation Mechanisms

    IV. The Coupling between Wind and Waves

    V. Wave Interactions

    VI. The Equilibrium Range

    VII. The Development of the Wave Spectrum

    VIII. Wave propagation and Attenuation



    Flow in the Zone of Aeration

    I. Introduction

    II. Theory of Fluid Flow

    III. Hydraulic Models of Isothermal Flow

    IV. Example Solutions to Problems of Flow

    V. Field Studies

    VI. Research Emphasis



    Hydraulic Jumps

    I. Introduction

    II. The Classical Hydraulic Jump

    III. The Submerged Jump

    IV. The Forced Jump

    V. Jumps in Sloping Channels

    VI. The Pre-Entrained Jump

    VII. Jumps in Nonrectangular Channels

    VIII. Jumps in Conduits

    IX. Jumps in Nonprismatic Channels

    X. Jumps in Stratified Flows

    XI. Jumps in Rotating Fluids



    Stochastic Reservoir Theory

    I. Outline of the Basic Probability Concepts

    II. Application to Reservoirs with Nonseasonal Independent Inflows

    III. Extension of the Model to Seasonal Inputs

    IV. Correlated Inflows

    V. Correlated Seasons

    VI. The Hurst Phenomenon


    General References

    Storm Surges

    I. Introduction

    II. Briefs on Referenced Case Histories and Documentation

    III. Surface Winds, Wind Fields, and Wind Stress

    IV. Bottom Topography, Coastal Configurations, and Roughness

    V. Special Considerations

    VI. Theory of Wind Setup for Enclosed Basins

    VII. Theory of Storm Surge on the Open Coast


    General References

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 444
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224381

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Ven Te Chow

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