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Water Science and Technology Library

Scale Problems in Hydrology

Runoff Generation and Basin Response

Editors: Gupta, V.K., Rodriguez-Iturbe, I., Wood, E.F. (Eds.)

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A special workshop on scale problems in hydrology was held at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, during October 31-November 3, 1984. This workshop was the second in a series on this general topic. The proceedings of the first workshop, held in Caracas, Venezuela, in January 1982, appeared in the Journal of Hydrology (Volume 65:1/3, 1983). This book contains the papers presented at the second workshop. The scale problems in hydrology and other geophysical sciences stem from the recognition that the mathematical relationships describing a physical phenomenon are mostly scale dependent in the sense that different relationships manifest at different space-time scales. The broad scientific problem then is to identify and for­ mulate suitable relationships at the scales of practical interest, test them experimen­ tally and seek consistent analytical connections between these relationships and those known at other scales. For example, the current hydrologic theories of evaporation, infiltration, subsurface water transport and water sediment transport overland and in channels etc. derive mostly from laboratory experiments and therefore generally apply at "small" space-time scales. A rigorous extrapolation of these theories to large spatial and temporal basin scales, as mandated by practical considerations, appears very difficult. Consequently, analytical formulations of suitable hydrologic theories at basin wide space-time scales and their experimental verification is currently being perceived to be an exciting and challenging area of scientific research in hydrology. In order to successfully meet these challenges in the future, this series of workshops was initiated.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • On the Relative Role of Hillslope and Network Geometry in Hydrologic Response

    Pages 1-17

    Mesa, Oscar J. (et al.)

  • Nonlinearity and Time-variance of the Hydrologic Response of a Small Mountain Creek

    Pages 19-37

    Caroni, Elpidio (et al.)

  • A Runoff Simulation Model Based on Hillslope Topography

    Pages 39-56

    Kirkby, Mike

  • Geomorphologic Approach to Synthesis of Direct Runoff Hydrograph from the Upper Tiber River Basin, Italy

    Pages 57-79

    Corradini, C. (et al.)

  • Spatial Heterogeneity and Scale in the Infiltration Response of Catchments

    Pages 81-106

    Sivapalan, M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scale Problems in Hydrology
Book Subtitle
Runoff Generation and Basin Response
Editors
  • V.K. Gupta
  • I. Rodriguez-Iturbe
  • E.F. Wood
Series Title
Water Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
6
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-4678-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-4678-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-2258-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-8579-3
Series ISSN
0921-092X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 246
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