This book presents quantitative treatments of a wide range of fundamental problems related to geochemistry and geology. It shows that trace elements, isotopes, and equations are integrative tools in modern geochemistry for studying various Earth processes.
Fourth edition of the textbook. New topics include geothermal energy, soakaways, marrying manual water level readings with logger records, prediction of long-term drawdown and lateral extent of impacts, and flow measurement in locations with small head gradients.
The book starts with a basic knowledge of water, its forms and locations, the hydrologic cycle and methods to analyze hydrograph applications. Full justice is done to key areas such as simulation and synthetic methods in hydrology, with emphasis on Monte Carlo simulation, rainfall-runoff relationships, statistical methods in hydrology, flood frequency analysis incorporating new methods such as POT series theory, fundamentals of groundwater flow and well hydraulics. Special emphasis is laid on groundwater budgeting and numerical methods for situations where analytical solutions are not possible.
Describes and explains all the basic features of the subject, from water chemistry and physics, to the biology of aquatic creatures and the complex function and balance of aquatic ecosystems of varying size and complexity.