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Regional frequency analysis : an approach based on L-moments

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors J. R. M. Hosking and J. R. Wallis
Place of Publication Cambridge
Date of Publication 1997
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Extreme environmental events, such as floods, droughts, rainstorms, and high winds, have severe consequences for human society. Regional frequency analysis helps to solve the problem of estimating the frequency of these rare events at one site by using data from several sites. This book is the first complete account of the L-moment approach to regional frequency analysis. Regional Frequency Analysis comprehensively describes the theoretical background to the subject, is rich in practical advice for users, and contains detailed examples that illustrate the approach. This book will be of great value to hydrologists, atmospheric scientists and civil engineers, concerned with environmental extremes.

Synthetic streamflows

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Authors Myron B. Fiering, Barbara B. Jackson
Place of Publication Washington, D. C.
Date of Publication [1971]
Publisher American Geophysical Union

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 1.

This monograph contains virtually no mathematical derivations and little statistical theory, but a large number of formulas, examples, and their phenomenological justification. Moreover, many references are cited so that interested readers can locate some of the missing details and study them from their source documents. The purpose of this monograph is to summarize many of the proposals for generating synthetic streamflows, to present numerical calculations that show the step-by-step calculations, and to offer proposals for their application in a variety of hydrologic engineering problems. This monograph is the first of a series of monographs emphasizing procedural aspects of hydrologic analysis.

Elements of geographical hydrology

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Brian Knapp
Place of Publication London
Date of Publication 1979
Publisher Allen & Unwin

This is a concise introduction to principles and applications of hydrology in a geographical context. It uses a wealth of fully illustrated examples to relate theory to the real geographical problems associated with a subject central to our understanding of the natural environment and the use we make of it.

Whilst hydrology and the study of water resources have been established for sometime as topics for advanced study, they have been introduced into A-level syllabuses only recently. Elements of Geographical Hydrology is one of the first books aiming to serve the specific requirements at this level. It provides a sound introduction to the theory and principles of hydrology and illustrates them by means of examples. It then proceeds to show the relevance of hydrology to several important aspects of geography, namely: soil studies, hillslope development, and water resource management. It relies throughout on detailed examples, an approach which should enliven the subject and provide substantial material to bring home its realities and reinforce the reader’s understanding.

The book is fully illustrated with many line drawings and photographs, all of which are closely linked with the text. It offers opportunities for the reader to test his or her understanding of the subject by means of problem exercises. A selected and annotated list of further reading indicates the most useful and accessible sources of more comprehensive and advanced material.

Field hydrology in tropical countries : a practical introduction

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Henry Gunston
Place of Publication London, UK
Date of Publication 1998
Publisher Intermediate Technology Publications

Making hydrological measurements in the field is an essential part of waterresources planning and management. This book is an introduction to thepractical skills and knowledge required to take measurements and to manage data collection programmes. The author draws on 30 years of experience of working in tropical countries, based with the Institute of Hydrology at Wallingford, UK. After describing the general principles of working with observers, teams and road vehicles in the remote areas of tropical countries (and how to avoid some of the pitfalls) the author discusses in detail various methods of measuring rainfall, streamflow and evaporation.

Hydrology of moist tropical forests and effects of conversion : a state of knowledge review

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author L.A. Bruijnzeel
Place of Publication Paris
Date of Publication 1990
Publisher National Committee of the Netherlands for the International Hydrological Programme of Unesco

Abstract: Following a brief introduction, 4 chapters describe: The hydrological cycle in moist tropical forests (precipitation, throughfall and stemflow, evapotranspiration, interception, andtranspiration); Nutrient input-output budgets (methodology, patterns for calcium, magnesium,potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen); Hydrological impacts of (de) forestation (effects onrainfall, water yield, streamflow, and sediment production); and Hydrochemical and soilchemical responses to (de) forestation (low-, medium-and high-intensity disturbances-

Hydrological drought : processes and estimation methods for streamflow and groundwater

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson)

Editors Lena M. Tallaksen, Henny A.J. Van Lanen
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 2004
Publisher Elsevier

Hydrological drought is a textbook for university students, practicing hydrologists and researchers. The main scope of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive review of processes and estimation methods for streamflow and groundwater drought. It includes a qualitative conceptual understanding of drought features and processes, a detailed presentation of estimation methods and tools, practical examples and key aspects of operational practice.

The methods are demonstrated using sample data sets and tools that are provided on the accompanying CD. The drought phenomenon and its diversity across the world are illustrated using a global set of daily streamflow series, whereas regional and local aspects of drought are studied using a combination of hydrological time series and catchment information. The book concludes with human impacts, ecological issues and examples of procedures for designing and operating water resources schemes. The majority of the examples are taken from regions where the rivers run most of the year. The material presented ranges from well established knowledge and analyzing methods to recent developments in drought research. Its nature varies accordingly, from a more traditional textbook with its clear overview to that of a research paper, which introduces new approaches and methodologies for drought analysis.

Plant design and economics for chemical engineers

Donated by: Dr. Leonardo Liongson

Author Max S. Peters
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1958
Publisher McGraw-Hill

The principles involved in the design of chemical plants and equipment are an essential part of chemical engineering.  An understanding of these principles is a prerequisite for any successful chemical engineer, no matter whether his final position is in direct design work or in production, administration, sales, research, developent, or any other related field.

The expression plant design immediately connotes industrial applications; consequently, the dollar sign must always be in mind when carrying out the design of a plant.  The theoretical aspects are important, of course; but, in the final analysis, the answer to the question “We will realize a profit from this venture?” almost always determines the true value of the design.  The chemical engineer, therefore, should consider plant design and applied economics as one combined subject.

The purpose of this book is to present economic and design principles as applied in chemical engineering processes and operations.  No attempt is made to train the reader as a skilled economist, and, obviously, it would be impossible to present all the possible ramifications involved in the multitude of different plant designs.  Instead, the goal has been to give a clear concept of the important principles and general methods.  The subject matter and manner of presentation are such that the book should be value to advanced chemical engineering undergraduates, graduate students, and practicing engineers.  The information should also be of interest to administrators, operation supervisors, and research or development workers in the process industries.

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