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Stream Hydrology: An Introduction for Ecologists


By: ND Gordon, TA McMahon, BL Finlayson, CJ Gippel and RJ Nathan

443 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Apr 2004 | Edition: 2 | #138706 | ISBN: 0470843586
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Hardback | Apr 2004 | Edition: 2 | #139670 | ISBN: 0470843578
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Provides a common language for improving communication between researchers, biologists, environmental engineers and others managing or studying riverine environments. Summarises stream classification, stream rehabilitation and methods for determining instream flow requirements. Includes the most recent rapid developments in the area of stream rehabilitation and the setting of environmental flows. A new Windows based set of revised programmes of the computer package AQUAPAK will be available.


Preface for the Second Edition. Preface for the First Edition. 1. Introducing the Medium. 1.1 Water as a Fluid. 1.2 The Physics of Fluids. 1.3 Physical Properties of Water. 2. How to Study a Stream. 2.1 Focusing on Physical Habitat. 2.2 The Planning Process. 2.3 Strategic Sampling. 2.4 Know Your Limitations. 2.5 Examples of How and How not to Conduct a Study (by M. Keough). 3. Potential Sources of Data (How to Avoid Reinventing the Weir). 3.1 Data types. 3.2 Physical Data Sources, Format, and Quality. 3.3 Maps: Finding those Spatial Places. 3.4 Photographs and other remotely sensed data. 4. Getting to Know Your Stream. 4.1 Gene ral character. 4.2 Catchment Characteristics. 4.3 Streamflow Hydrographs. 4.4 How Does This Stream Measure Up? 5. How to Have a Field Day and Still Collect Some Useful Information. 5.1 Venturing into the Field. 5.2 Surveying: A Brief Introduction. 5.3 Methods of Measuring Areal Extent. 5.4 Surveying Streams. 5.5 Measurement of Water Level or Stage. 5.6 Measurement of Discharge (Streamflow). 5.7 Substrates and Sediments: Sampling and Monitoring Methods. 5.8 Substrates and Sediments: Analysis of Physical Properties. 5.9 Water Quality. 6. Water at Rest and in Motion. 6.1 General. 6.2 Hydrostatics: The Restful Nature of Water. 6.3 Studying the Flow of Fluids. 6.4 Narrowing the Focus: Flow of a Viscous Fluid. 6.5 The Microenvironment: Flow Near Solid Surfaces. 6.6 Open channel Hydraulics: The Macro environment. 7. It's Sedimentary, Watson! 7.1 Introduction to Stream Channels, Streambeds and Transported Materials. 7.2 Stream shaping Processes. 7.3 The Ins and Outs of Channel Topography. 7.4 Sediment Motion. 7.5 Sediment Yield from a Catchment. 8. Dissecting Data with a Statistical Scope. 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Streamflow Frequency Analysis. 8.3 Flow duration Curves. 8.4 Flow Spell Analysis. 8.5 Extrapolating from the Known to the Unknown. 8.6 Numerical Taxonomy: Multivariate Analysis Techniques. 9. "Putting It All Together": Assessing Stream Health, stream Classification, Environmental Flows and Rehabilitation. 9.1 Putting Theories into Practice. 9.2 understanding Stream Values. 9.3 Assessing Streamn Health. 9.4 The Use of Steam Classification in Management. 9.5 Assessing Instream Environmental Flows. 9.6 Steam Rehabilitation. Appendix: Basic Statistics. References. Index. Appendix 1 Basic Statistics. References.

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