Water Resources Research in Northwest China

Editors: Chen, Yaning (Ed.)

  • Covers a geographic region whose arid climate has attracted international notice
  • Explores water resources in the context of climate change in an already dry region
  • The contributors are leading scholars with a wealth of experience in water resources research on arid and cold regions of China
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About this book

This book examines the possible impacts of climate change on hydrology and water resources in the vast arid region of Northwest China, which is one of the world’s largest arid places.

The first chapter offers an introductory discussion of the physical geography and socioeconomic conditions in the region. Chapters 2 through 7 discuss the climate system and hydrologic system changes in the region, and assess some implications of these changes in relation to potential evapotranspiration, the hydrological cycle and spatiotemporal variations of the snow cover and glaciers as measured via remote sensing, geographic information systems, and statistical analysis. Chapters 8 and 9 focus on model description and experimental design for interpreting the hydro-climatic process, emphasizing the integration of water, climate, and land ecosystems through field observations and computer-based simulations. Chapter 10 examines some extreme hydrological events and presents a study using the historical trend method to investigate the spatial and temporal variability of changing temperature and precipitation extremes in the hyper-arid region of Northwest China.

A concluding chapter discusses possible strategies for sustainable watershed management. The contributors are acknowledged experts who bring broad, relevant experience on water resources research in China’s cold and arid regions. The lessons of this volume will prove useful for understanding arid areas elsewhere in the world.

Reviews

“This book reports the most cutting-edge research results on hydrologic cycle and water resources in the arid region of Northwest China. … I am sure the results reported in this book will be of interest and help to hydrologists, hydrogeologists, environmentalists, ecologists, engineers, students and decision makers. I recommend this great book to anyone who is interested in water resources research.” (Peiyue Li, Environmental Processes, May, 2015)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Exordium

    Chen, Yaning

    Pages 1-49

  • Climate System in Northwest China

    Chen, Yaning (et al.)

    Pages 51-108

  • Hydrologic System in Northwest China

    Chen, Yaning (et al.)

    Pages 109-144

  • Response of Runoff to Climate Change

    Chen, Yaning (et al.)

    Pages 145-191

  • Glacier Change and Its Impact on Water Resources

    Li, Zhongqin (et al.)

    Pages 193-246

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8017-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8016-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0303-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Resources Research in Northwest China
Editors
  • Yaning Chen
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8017-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8017-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8016-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0303-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 444
Number of Illustrations and Tables
140 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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