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Applied Hydrology of Fractured Rocks

By: BBS Singhal and RP Gupta

400 pages, 254 b/w & col illus


Hardback | May 2010 | Edition: 2 | #184728 | ISBN-13: 9789048187980
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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.

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)


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.

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