Advances in Hydroscience - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199368, 9781483224398

Advances in Hydroscience

1st Edition

Volume 5

Editors: Ven Te Chow
eBook ISBN: 9781483224398
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 320
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Advances in Hydroscience, Volume 5 contains articles in three major areas of hydroscience, namely, stochastic hydrology, subsurface flow, and solid-state hydrology.
This volume is composed of four chapters, and begins with a comprehensive review of the basic concepts, developments, and their potential application in stochastic hydrology, with emphasis on time series analysis and synthesis (model building). The next chapter deals with some of the advances in various scientific disciplines and their application to the analysis and prediction of seepage losses from open channels. These topics are followed by discussions on various phenomena of snow metamorphism, sintering, and development of intergranular bonds; a few methods for determining thermal conductivity, water vapor diffusivity; and the essential concepts of radiation interaction with a snow medium. The final chapter surveys the theory of infiltration, which is one important outcome of the mathematical-physical approach to the study of water movement in unsaturated soil. This chapter specifically presents the general flow equation (a nonlinear Fokker-Planck equation). This book is of great value to hydrologists, engineers, scientists, and researchers who are interested in the interdisciplinary field of hydroscience.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Foreword Contents of Previous Volumes Time Series Analysis of Hydrologic Data I. Introduction II. Conceptual Classification of Stochastic Processes III. Generalized Harmonic Analysis IV. Generating Processes V. Linear Systems VI. Estimation of Correlation and Spectral Density Functions VII. Examples of Correlograms and Power Spectra in Hydrology VIII. Importance of Time Dependence in Hydrologic Analysis and Synthesis IX. Summary Symbols References Theory of Seepage from Open Channels I. Introduction II. Hydrodynamics of Seepage III. Measurement of Soil Hydraulic Conductivity IV. Summary and Conclusions Symbols References Recent Studies on Snow Properties I. Introduction II. Metamorphism and Intergranular Bonds III. Thermal Properties of Snow IV. Radiation Properties of Snow Symbols References Theory of Infiltration I. Introduction II. Water Transfer in Unsaturated Soils III. Mathematical Preliminaries IV. Exact Solutions of Absorption Equations V. Exact Solutions of Infiltration Equations VI. Linearized Solutions VII. Delta-Function Solutions VIII. Comparison Technique for Estimating Integral Properties of Solutions IX. Exact Solutions of More Complicated Problems X. Physics of One-Dimensional Infiltration XI. Effects of Geometry and Gravity on Infiltration Symbols References Author Index Subject Index


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