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Forest Hydrology: An Introduction to Water and Forests

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By: Mingteh Chang and Stephen F Austin

384 pages, 94 b/w illus

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2006 | Edition: 2 | #156096 | ISBN: 0849353327
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Covers issues on water, forests, the water-forest relation, watershed research, and hydrologic measurements, and provides state-of-the-art knowledge on the impact of forests to the hydrologic environment. It emphasizes concepts and general principles within these two natural resources, and details the processes of hydrologic components in forested areas.

The second edition features a new chapter on forests and flooding, a new section on GIS methods in hydrology research, and a new appendix on forest interception measurements.

Although a few texts on forest hydrology are available, they cover very little if any background on water resources. On the other hand, books dealing with water resources do not cover topics on forest-water relations. The one exception to this is Forest Hydrology: An Introduction to Water and Forests. Now with the publication of a second edition, this volume adds information from recent studies to go even further in providing an introduction to forest hydrology that brings water resources and forest-water relations into a single practical and comprehensive volume


IntroductionFunctions of waterWater as a scienceProperties of waterWater distributionWater resource problemsCharacteristic forestsForests and precipitationForests and vaporizationForests and streamflowForests and stream sedimentForests and floodingForests and stream habitatResearch in forest hydrologyAppendices: Precipitation measurements; Streamflow measurements; Measurements of stream sediment; Measurements of forest interceptionIndex

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