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Hydrology of the Hawaiian Islands

By: LS Lau and JF Mink

376 pages, 89 illus, 39 maps

University of Hawaii Press

Paperback | Oct 2006 | #156945 | ISBN: 0824829484
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Why is groundwater the predominant drinking water source in Hawaii? Why are groundwater sources susceptible to pesticide contamination? How long does it take for water in the mountains to journey by land and underground passages to reach the coast? Answers to questions such as these are essential to understanding the principles of hydrology-the science of the movement, distribution, and quality of water-in Hawaii.

The authors begin by outlining fundamental hydrologic theories and the current general knowledge then expand into a formal discussion specific to Hawaii and the distinctive elements and their interrelations under natural and human-influenced conditions. They include chapters on rainfall, and climate, evaporation, groundwater, and surface runoff.

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L. Stephan Lau is professor emeritus of civil engineering at the University of Hawai'i. John F. Mink is engineering consultant with Mink and Yuen, Inc.

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