By: LS Lau and JF Mink
376 pages, 89 illus, 39 maps
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Why is groundwater the predominant drinking water source in Hawaii? Why are groundwater sources susceptible to pesticide contamination? How long does it take for water in the mountains to journey by land and underground passages to reach the coast? Answers to questions such as these are essential to understanding the principles of hydrology-the science of the movement, distribution, and quality of water-in Hawaii.
The authors begin by outlining fundamental hydrologic theories and the current general knowledge then expand into a formal discussion specific to Hawaii and the distinctive elements and their interrelations under natural and human-influenced conditions. They include chapters on rainfall, and climate, evaporation, groundwater, and surface runoff.
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