A vital reference for all hydrologists, hydrogeologists and water engineers worldwide, whether they are concerned with the exploitation of new sources of water, the protection and management of existing reserves, or the science of surface water and groundwater flow.
Arid zone hydrology; Asia - climate; atmosphere; Australia - climate and water resources; biosphere; Black Sea environment; bottled water; Caspian sea; Chezy formula; climate and climate change; climate change and ancient civilization; climate forecasting - monthly and seasonal; computer models; conveyance; current metering; dams; Danube river -development; desert hydrology; deserts; design flood assessment; dew; drainage; drinking water and sanitation; drought; El Nino; energy head; estuarine hydrology; float; floods; Florida Bay - status and restoration; flume; fog and mist; frost; froude number; global warming; greenhouse effect; groundwater; hydrogeology; hydrosphere; international databases; infiltration; lakes; limnology; maritime zones; meteorology; monsoon climates; permafrost; rain; rain shadow; rivers; sand dunes (part contents).
Reginald W. Herschy was formerly principal civil engineer, Department of Environment, UK and is now consultant for CNS Scientific and Engineering Services, Reading, UK. Professor Rhodes W. Fairbridge is emeritus Professor of Geology at Columbia University and is now visiting scientist at the Goddard Institute of Space Studies (NASA, NY). He has edited more that two dozen encyclopedias and authored more than three-hundred scientific publications.
'I recommend the Encyclopedia of Hydrology and Water Resources to those that need quick, authoritative information.' Robert M. Hirsch, Chief Hydrologist, United States Geological Survey 'Some discussions provide the reader with more information in a six or seven page review than a complete text devoted to the topic ... The 100 or so authors and Dr Herschy have assembled a valuable work of reference, a good starting point for many searching for information on an unfamiliar area.' John C. Rodda, Hydrological Sciences-Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques, 44:2 (1999) 'a magnum opus ... no professional firm working in this area should be without a copy in the office. The book is an essential reference work for all major civic, university and research establishment libraries.' M.J. Hamlin, Birmingham University, Circulation, 61 (May 1999) '...this Encyclopedia is recommended for professional firms, university and research establishment libraries...the authors must be congratulated for concisely bringing together such a wealth of information and for its excellent presentation. The Encyclopedia is a unique publication of such type and a welcome contribution to hydrology and water resources literature.' W.G. Strupczewski and M. Osuch, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 158 (2001)