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GIS for Water Resources and Watershed Management

Edited By: John G Lyon

278 pages, illus, line figs, tabs & col plates

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #133637 | ISBN: 0415286077
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About this book

The use of GIS, and its application for solving environmental problems is growing rapidly. This powerful set of tools can be used to great effect in hydrological modeling, environment and habitat assessments, ecosystem studies, monitoring of wetlands and forested watersheds, urban studies, agricultural impact assessment and much more. "GIS for Watershed and Water Resource Management" explains the fundamentals, demonstrates new approaches, techniques and methods, and provides examples of real applications. It presents the basic concepts, and shows how to acquire the critical information needed to plan and implement GIS studies, and develop practical solutions for environmental management and problem solving.


Contents

Introduction; 1. Channel Network Delineation and Watershed Segmentation in the TOPAZ Digital Landscape Analysis System; 2. Assessing the Performance of Automated Watershed Segmentation from Digital Elevation Models; 3. Development of a Basin Geomorphic Information System using a TIN-DEM data Structure; 4. Basinsoft, a Computer Program to Quantify Drainage Basin Characteristics; 5. Deriving Stream Channel Morphology using GIS-Based Watershed Analysis; 6. GIS Modeling and Visualization of the Water Balance During the 1993 Midwest Flood; 7. Selection, Development and use of GIS Coverages for the Little Washita River Research Watershed; 8. Regional Characterization of the Inland Valley Agroecosystem in West and Central Africa using High-Resolution Remotely Sensed Data; 9. Watershed Characterization by GIS for Low Flow Prediction; 10. Evaluation of the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Study Area Utilizing Population and Land Use Information; 11. Application of GIS and Remote Sensing for Watershed Assessment; 12. Development of a Database for Lake Ecosystem Studies Linking GIS with RDBMS; 13. Historical Aerial Photographs and GIS to Determine Effects of Long-Term Water Level Fluctuations on Wetlands along the St. Marys River, Michigan, USA; 14. Watershed-Based Evaluation of Salmon Habitat; 15. Physical Characterization of the Navarro Watershed for Hydrologic Simulation; 16. Hydrologic Modeling using Remotely Sensed Databases; 17. Technological Advances in Automated Land Surface Parameterization from Digital Evaluation Models; 18. Aerial Photointerpretation of Hazardous Waste Sites: An Overview; 19. Remote Sensing and GIS Application in Site-Specific Farming; Index.

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Biography

John Lyon has been interested since childhood in water resources, watersheds and wetlands as places to study vegetation. As a full Professor of Civil Engineering at Ohio State University, he has used remote sensing and GIS as powerful analytical and evaluative tools in his research.

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