Stream Hydrology - An Introduction for Ecologists, 2nd Edition
Edited by Gordon, Nancy D.; McMahon, Thomas A.; Finlayson, Brian L.; Gippel, Christopher J.; Nathan, Rory J.
John Wiley & Sons
The definitive resource on the nature and functioning of rivers, Stream Hydrology offers a
comprehensive look at stream classification, stream rehabilitation, and methods for
determining inflow requirements. The only book to link the fields of hydrology/fluvial
geomorphology and river ecology, this important reference provides a common language
for researchers, biologists, environmental engineers, and others managing or studying
riverine environments. This new updated edition includes new sections on environmental
flows and GIS applications as well as a revised and updated version of the Windows-based
Softcover 444 Pages ISBN 9780470843581
Hardcover 444 Pages ISBN 9780470843574
From the contents
Preface for the Second Edition.
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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.
6.2 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.
8.2 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.
Appendix 1 Basic Statistics.
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