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The Water Encyclopedia: Hydrologic Data and Internet Resources

Edited By: Pedro Fierro and Evan K Nyer

1896 pages, tables, diagrams, maps

CRC Press

Hardback | Feb 2007 | Edition: 3 | #159449 | ISBN-13: 9781566706452
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The new edition contains more than 1100 tables and 500 figures providing data related to weather, surface water, ground water, water use, water quality, waste water, pollution, and water resource management. The first two chapters are completely new and discuss data management and international data collection. The pollution chapter has grown to contain some 450 plus tables and figures. Wastewater, previously included within the pollution chapter, is presented as a new standalone chapter.

Whether you are looking for a specific piece of information or exploring many topics, this edition is a portal to quality facts and data sets. Retaining the elements that made the previous editions bestsellers, the third edition elucidates the many changes within the environmental industry and in water-related issues during the last decade. Prepared by scientists and engineers, the book has been significantly expanded beyond the scope of the second edition. Reflecting changes not only in information but also technology, whenever possible, the text includes an Internet address that guides you to the appropriate source.

New features of the Third Edition:
*A chapter discussing metadata and the role of the internet in accessing data sets
*Appropriate hyperlinks appear throughout the text and in an indexed a summary of links


Contents

DATA MANAGEMENT, D. McCarthyIntroductionDatabase OverviewGeographic Information Systems OverviewUnderstanding Data Management NeedsData CategorizationData ReportingMetadataConclusionsINTERNATIONAL DATA COLLECTION, D. ZellIntroductionData SourcesCase StudiesGeneral Processes for Data CollectionInternet SourcesCLIMATE AND PRECIPITATIONClimatic Data-United StatesClimatic Data-WorldWeather ExtremesPrecipitation DataSnow and Snow MeltHYDROLOGIC ELEMENTS, B. BurkeHydrologic CycleWater Resources-United StatesWorld Water BalanceHydrologic DataInterceptionInfiltrationRunoffErosion and SedimentationTranspirationEvaporationConsumptive UsePhreatophytesReference BooksSURFACE WATER, C. SpoonerRiversLakesWaterfallsGlaciers and IceFloodsFlood PreventionFlood Control WorksWater Areas-United StatesOceans and SeasGROUND WATER, RiveraGround Water-United StatesWater Wells-United StatesWater WellsInjection WellsPumping of WaterSubsidenceAquifer CharacteristicsSoil MoistureSpringsArtificial RechargeGeophysical LoggingWATER USE, K.L. ThalmanWater Use-United StatesWater Use-WorldPublic Water Supply-United StatesWater Supply-WorldDomestic Water ConsumptionBottled WaterIndustrial and Commercial Water Use-United StatesIndustrial Water Use-WorldIrrigationLivestockNavigation and WaterwaysWaterborne CommerceWater-Based RecreationFisheriesWater in FoodsWATER QUALITY, K.L. Thalman, BedessonWater QualityDrinking Water Quality Standards-United StatesDrinking Water Standards-WorldMunicipal Water QualityIndustrial Water QualityIrrigation Water QualityWater Quality for Aquatic LifeRecreational Water QualityWater Quality for LivestockWater Treatment ProcessesWater Treatment FacilitiesWASTEWATER, W. LynchPOLLUTION, DeArmond, ThalmanWATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, G. SuarezDamsReservoirsHydroelectric PowerCosts of Water ProjectsProject Planning and AnalysisResearch and ExpendituresDesalinationWater TransferGround WaterWater ConservationAGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONSFederal AgenciesState Water AgenciesCommissionsUniversitiesProfessional, Trade, and Environmental GroupsCONSTANTS AND CONVERSION FACTORSPhysical Properties of WaterWater QualityLengthAreaVolumeVelocityFlow RateWeightPressurePermeabilityPowerTemperature

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