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The water encyclopedia : hydrologic data and Internet resources / edited by Pedro Fierro, Jr., Evan K. Nyer.



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3rd ed. - Boca Raton : CRC/Taylor & Francis, c2007.
  • Book
  • 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Data Management, D. McCarthy Introduction Database Overview Geographic Information Systems Overview Understanding Data Management Needs Data Categorization Data Reporting Metadata Conclusions International Data Collection, D. Zell Introduction Data Sources Case Studies General Processes for Data Collection Internet Sources Climate and Precipitation Climatic Data--United States Climatic Data--World Weather Extremes Precipitation Data Snow and Snow Melt Hydrologic Elements, B. Burke Hydrologic Cycle Water Resources--United States World Water Balance Hydrologic Data Interception Infiltration Runoff Erosion and Sedimentation Transpiration Evaporation Consumptive Use Phreatophytes Reference Books Surface Water, C. Spooner Rivers Lakes Waterfalls Glaciers and Ice Floods Flood Prevention Flood Control Works Water Areas--United States Oceans and Seas Ground Water, Rivera Ground Water--United States Water Wells--United States Water Wells Injection Wells Pumping of Water Subsidence Aquifer Characteristics Soil Moisture Springs Artificial Recharge Geophysical Logging Water Use, K.L. Thalman Water Use--United States Water Use--World Public Water Supply--United States Water Supply--World Domestic Water Consumption Bottled Water Industrial and Commercial Water Use--United States Industrial Water Use--World Irrigation Livestock Navigation and Waterways Waterborne Commerce Water-Based Recreation Fisheries Water in Foods Water Quality, K.L. Thalman, Bedesson Water Quality Drinking Water Quality Standards--United States Drinking Water Standards--World Municipal Water Quality Industrial Water Quality Irrigation Water Quality Water Quality for Aquatic Life Recreational Water Quality Water Quality for Livestock Water Treatment Processes Water Treatment Facilities Wastewater, W. Lynch Pollution, DeArmond, Thalman Water Resources Management, G. Suarez Dams Reservoirs Hydroelectric Power Costs of Water Projects Project Planning and Analysis Research and Expenditures Desalination Water Transfer Ground Water Water Conservation Agencies and Organizations Federal Agencies State Water Agencies Commissions Universities Professional, Trade, and Environmental Groups Constants and Conversion Factors Physical Properties of Water Water Quality Length Area Volume Velocity Flow Rate Weight Pressure Permeability Power Temperature.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
'Just do an Internet search'. 'It's on the Internet'. These phrases have quickly become a part of the vernacular. The quintessential book of data relating to water, "The Water Encyclopedia: Hydrologic Data and Internet Resources, Third Edition" arose from the premise that most of the information provided within this publication could be easily found on the Internet. As the editors and their team of contributors soon discovered, using the Internet for research can be problematic. Too much, too little, and questionable data sets can influence the caliber of your results. This new edition contains more than 1100 tables and 500 figures providing data related to weather, surface water, ground water, water use, water quality, waste water, pollution, and water resource management. The first two chapters are completely new and discuss data management and international data collection. The pollution chapter has grown to contain some 450 plus tables and figures.Wastewater, previously included within the pollution chapter, is presented as a new standalone chapter. Whether you are looking for a specific piece of information or exploring many topics, this edition is a portal to quality facts and data sets. Retaining the elements that made the previous editions bestsellers, this third edition elucidates the many changes within the environmental industry and in water-related issues during the last decade. Prepared by scientists and engineers, this book has been significantly expanded beyond the scope of the second edition. Reflecting changes not only in information but also technology, whenever possible, the text includes an Internet address that guides you to the appropriate source. New features of the Third Edition include: a chapter discussing metadata and the role of the internet in accessing data sets; appropriate hyperlinks appear throughout the text; and, an indexed summary of links.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Fierro, Pedro.
Nyer, Evan K.

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