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Hydrology in Practice

By: Keith Beven, Nick Chappell and Rob Lamb

543 pages, Figs, tabs

Taylor & Francis

Paperback | Jul 2010 | Edition: 4 | #175390 | ISBN-13: 9780415370424
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Hardback | Jul 2010 | Edition: 4 | #175391 | ISBN-13: 9780415370417
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This fourth edition of Hyrodology in Practice, while retaining all that is excellent about the previous edition, replaces the material on the Flood Studies Report with an equivalent section on the methods of the Flood Estimation Handbook and its revisions. Other completely revised sections on instrumentation and modelling reflect the many changes that have occurred over recent years.

The updated text has taken advantage of the extensive practical experience of the staff of JBA Consulting who use the methods described on a day-to-day basis. Topical case studies further enhance the text and the way in which students at undergraduate and MSc level can relate to it.

The fourth edition will also have a wider appeal outside the UK by including new material on hydrological processes which also relate to courses in geography and environmental science departments. In this respect the book draws on the expertise of Keith Beven and Nick Chappell who have extensive experience of field hydrological studies in a variety of different environments, and teaching undergraduate hydrology courses for many years.


1. The Hydrological Cycle, Hydrometeorology and Climate Part One: Hydrological Measurements 2. Hydrometric Networks and Data-Logging 3. Precipitation 4. Evapotranspiration 5. Infiltration, Moisture and Groundwater 6. Hillslope Runoff Processes 7. River Flow 8. Water Quality Part Two: Hydrological Analysis and Modelling 9. Precipitation Analysis 10. Evapotranspiration Calculations 11. River Flow Analysis 12. Catchment Modelling 13. Flood Routing 14. Groundwater Models Part Three: Applications 15. Flood Mapping 16. Flood Risk Management 17. Water Resources 18. Urban 19. River Basin Management

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Elizabeth M. Shaw is now retired but has worked as a lecturer at universities in the UK and Australia, as well as having practised as a hydrologist. Keith J. Beven and Nick A. Chappell are in the Lancaster Environment Centre at the University of Lancaster, UK. Rob Lamb is a consultant with JBA Consulting.

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