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Palaeohydrology

Author / Editor: Victor R. Baker
Publication Number: BM9
ISBN Number: 978-1-907161-30-8
Year: 2014
Pages: 494+ x pp

Price: £75.00

Palaeohydrology - Victor R. Baker

Palaeohydrology originated with and continues to have a strong focus on palaeofluvial processes, especially palaeoflooding, and this is reflected in eight sections:

  • Channel Patterns and Regime commences with Davis’s 1913 paper on underfit rivers, classics by Dury (1954, 1965) and Schumm (1968), and an important Polish contribution, Korzarski and Rotnicki (1977).
  • River Floodplains and Terraces illustrates how mapping and quantitative description became the basis for palaeo¬hydrological interpretation of the landscape.
  • Alluvial Chronology considers how the development of dating aided studies that identified major changes driven by climate.
  • Sediment Transport shows how engineering/geomorphologic under¬standing of sediment processes was initially used to back-calculate the flows associated with fluvial events.
  • Megafloods are high-discharge (>106 m3/s) flood flows now known to have been especially important at the end of the Pleistocene, but in 1923, Bretz’s hypothesis of such “cataclysmic flows” was controversial.
  • Palaeoflood Hydrology brings together the papers that mark the development from geological investigation of flood-scarred landscapes to a broader, global science rooted in environmental change studies.
  • Palaeobotanical evidence to aid palaeohydrological work originated in the 1960s, and Sigafoos (1964) is a significant contribution.
  • Palaeolakes were found to afford information central to understanding past climate in the 1960s and three seminal papers are included.

An excellent resource for graduate and post-graduate level courses in hydrology and hydro-geomorphology, reproducing many important papers that are otherwise difficult to access.

Victor R. Baker is Regents Professor in Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona, USA, and holds joint chairs in the departments of Geosciences and Planetary Sciences there. His research interests broadly concern palaeohydrology and related aspects of geomorphology, with a particular focus on flood processes. He also works in the area of planetary geomorphology and on issues that involve Earth science in relation to public policy, the environment and philosophy of science.

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Isotope Hydrology

Author / Editor: P. K. Aggarwal, K. O. Fröhlich, J. R. Gat & R. Gonfiantini
Publication Number: BM8
ISBN Number: 978-1-907161-29-2
Year: 2012
Pages: 486

Price: £70.00

Isotope Hydrology - P. K. Aggarwal, K. O. Fröhlich, J. R. Gat & R. Gonfiantini

Isotope Hydrology uses stable and radioactive isotopes of water and its dissolved constituents to trace hydrological processes, including the pathways of rainfall and snowmelt to, and interactions between, aquifers, lakes and rivers. The potential of using stable isotopes of water was recognized in the 1930s, but not fully explored until the 1950s, since when the scope and nature of isotope applications in hydrology have blossomed. Improvements in measure¬ment techniques have facilitated use of isotopes in many contexts, and isotope hydrology has become mainstream, as documented in this volume of reprinted papers and accompanying commentaries. Section A. Fundamentals includes the first papers on deuterium, 18O and tritium contents in natural waters (Friedman, 1953; Epstein & Mayeda, 1953; Libby, 1953), and Craigâas (1961) seminal paper which defined the global meteoric water line used to understand the source of natural waters. The papers that shaped our understanding of isotopes in precipitation and global circulation, e.g. Dansgaard (1964) and Craig & Gordon (1965), come in B. Atmospheric Water Cycle. The early interpretation of isotope sequences in rock and ice, including the iconic Greenland ice sheet core (Dansgaard et al., 1969), are included in C. Palaeoclimates. D. River and Lake Hydrology contains influential papers on the use of isotopes to determine the origin of stream and lake waters. E. Groundwater deals with the origin of groundwaters, the earliest use of tritium, 14C, 81Kr and 36Cl to date them, and isotope applications in pollution and groundwater remediation. An excellent resource for graduate and post-graduate level courses in hydrology, reproducing many important papers which are otherwise difficult to access.

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Hydro-Geomorphology, Erosion and Sedimentation

Author / Editor: Michael J. Kirkby
Publication Number: BM6
ISBN Number: 978-1-907161-14-8
Year: 2011
Pages: 640

Price: £70.00

Hydro-Geomorphology, Erosion and Sedimentation - Michael J. Kirkby

In the short term, hydrology responds to the topography, soils and vegetation of the landscape, but over longer time spans the entire landscape is moulded by the flow of water. The process scale ranges from the splash erosion by individual raindrops to the accumulation of sediment as alluvial fans, to the evolution of drainage networks. Kirkby presents a systematic analysis of the relationships between hydrology and geomorphology with commentaries on the papers which have been most influential in the development of research at the hydrology/geomorphology interface. Thirty-seven papers are reprinted in full or in part, the majority published pre-1970, including early contributions by Fisher (1866), Davison (1889) and Gilbert (1909), and seminal papers by Hack, Strahler, Wolman & Miller, and Melton, among others. An excellent resource for graduate and post-graduate level courses in geomorphology and hydrology, reproducing many important papers which are otherwise difficult to access.

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Forest Hydrology

Author / Editor: David R. DeWalle
Publication Number: BM7
ISBN Number: 978-1-907161-17-9
Year: 2011
Pages: 474

Price: £65.00

Forest Hydrology - David R. DeWalle

Forest Hydrology emphasizes the influence of forests and their management on the regime, quantity and quality of water. The volume provides an overview of the development of the discipline, with the early review by Zon (1927) and seminal contributions such as the Wagon Wheel Gap paired catchment study (Bates & Henry, 1928), and Kittredge (1948) on interception and stem flow, among the 29 Benchmark papers.

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Riparian Zone Hydrology and Biogeochemistry

Author / Editor: T. P. Burt, G. Pinay and S. Sabater
Publication Number: BM5
ISBN Number: 978-1-907161-09-4
Year: 2010
Pages: 490

Price: £65.00

Riparian Zone Hydrology and Biogeochemistry - T. P. Burt, G. Pinay and S. Sabater

Study specifically of riparian zones is relatively new in hydrology, and while the oldest benchmark paper selected for this volume dates to 1936, several of the others were published in the 1970s and 1980s. Burt, Pinay and Sabater introduce them with a review of the role of the riparian zone. Its services as a buffer for nitrates and other agricultural and industrial pollutants has focused the attention of ecologists and hydrologists. It is an ecological boundary between terrestrial and aquatic environments, but also a distinct ecotone because of the intimate connection between the two. The 36 benchmark papers are grouped under the topics Landscape Ecology, Hydrology of the Riparian Zone, Linking Riparian Zone Hydrology to Solute Transport, Biogeochemical Processes and Methods, Riparian Buffering of Surface and Subsurface Flows, and In-stream Processes. Together, the reprinted papers and the commentaries by the editors chart the breakthroughs in the development of this important.

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Rainfall-Runoff Modelling

Author / Editor: Keith Loague
Publication Number: BM4
ISBN Number: 978-1-907161-06-3
Year: 2010
Pages: 506

Price: £65.00

Rainfall-Runoff Modelling - Keith Loague

This volume reprints 30 papers that exemplify the best in rainfall-runoff modelling. It charts developments from Mulvany's (1851) rational method for estimating peak flow, probably the first rainfall-runoff model, up to 1989. Benchmark papers on other empirical approaches, such as Sherman (1932) and Mockus (1949), are reprinted, as are Richards (1931) and Smith & Parlange (1978), the innovative contributions of Alan Freeze, and later Keith Beven, and the seminal papers of Moore & Clarke (1981) and Abbott et al. (1986).

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Groundwater

Author / Editor: Mary P. Anderson
Publication Number: BM3
ISBN Number: 978-1-901502-74-9
Year: 2008
Pages: 626

Price: £55.00

Groundwater - Mary P. Anderson

Mary Anderson's selection and the commentaries that she has prepared to accompany the 35 reprinted papers, detail the development of groundwater hydrology during the 20th century. The fundamentals are introduced with a translation of Darcy's (1856) experimental results that led to Darcy's law, as well as classic papers by Meinzer, Theis and Hubbert, among others. The development of pumping test theory and practice, approaches to estimating aquifer parameters in the field, and flow system analysis are dealt with. Papers reflecting early concerns regarding quantification of uncertainty, how recognition of groundwater interaction with surface water grew, and early research on contaminant occurrence and transport, are included. Slichter's (1905) seminal contribution that identified dispersion in the field, and Skibitzke & Robinson's (1963) laboratory findings, are linked with more recent attempts to represent dispersion and heterogeneity with models.

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Evaporation

Author / Editor: John H. C. Gash & W. James Shuttleworth
Publication Number: BM2
ISBN Number: 978-1-901502-98-5
Year: 2007
Pages: 526

Price: £40.00

Evaporation - John H. C. Gash & W. James Shuttleworth 

The development of evaporation measurement techniques are documented first, commencing with the Wagon Wheel Gap catchment water balance (1921), through mass budget to water transfer methods, and use of scintillometry. Dalton's seminal essay On Evaporation (1802) starts the selection of papers on evaporation estimation, which then covers atmospheric controls on the evaporation process (the original Penman and Thornthwaite papers are reproduced), vegetation controls via transpiration and interception, and finally evaporation as a component of the global climate system. The Commentaries explain the context and significance of each paper.

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Streamflow Generation Processes

Author / Editor: Keith J. Beven
Publication Number: BM1
ISBN Number: 978-1-901502-53-4
Year: 2006
Pages: 432

Price: £40.00

Streamflow Generation Processes - Keith J. Beven

Keith Beven's selection of 31 papers on the theme of Streamflow Generation Processes span the period from 1933 to 1984, commencing with Hortons' early papers on infiltration and on maximum groundwater levels. With the aid of the Introduction and Commentaries, they provide a stimulating insight to developments in this part of the field of hydrology.
  

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