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About this book
About this book
Deals comprehensively with the fundamental principles for understanding these rocks, as well as with exploration techniques and assessment. It also provides in-depth discussion of structural mapping, remote sensing, geophysical exploration, GIS, field hydraulic testing, groundwater quality and contamination, geothermal reservoirs, and resources assessment and management.
Preface.- 1. Introduction and basic concepts.- 2. Fractures and discontinuities.- 3. Hydrogeological investigations. 4.- Remote sensing.- 5. Geophysical exploration.- 6. Geographical information systems (GIS).- 7. Principles of groundwater flow and solute transport.- 8. Hydraulic properties of rocks.- 9. Estimation of hydraulic properties of aquifers.- 10. Tracer and isotope techniques.- 11. Groundwater quality.- 12. Groundwater contamination.- 13. Hydrogeology of crystalline rocks.- 14. Hydrogeology of volcanic rocks.- 15. Hydrogeology of carbonate rocks.- 16. Hydrogeology of clastic formations.- 17. Water-wells.- 18. Geothermal reservoirs and hot dry rock systems.- 19. Groundwater modeling.- 20. Assessment and management of groundwater resources.- Appendix.- References.- Index.
400 pages, 254 b/w & col illus
From the reviews of the previous edition: "In all, Applied Hydrogeology of Fractured Rocks helps fill the need for a primer in fractured rocks hydrology. It should prove particularly useful to consultants confronted with fractured rock systems, and are in need of some pointers." (M. Becker, Hydrogeology Journal (2002) 10: 600) "The book has much in it, but nevertheless it must be mentioned that like most of the rest of the book there is a strong section on fractures and discontinuities and their impacts on principles of groundwater flow and solute transport. I recommend that you persuade your paymasters to purchase one copy for your library." (Robin Herbert, Geoscience and Development 6, May 2000)