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Author(s)MIMIKOU M A
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Publish YearJuly 2016


Hydrology and water resources analysis can be looked at together, but this is the only book which presents the relevant material and which bridges the gap between scientific processes and applications in one text. New methods and programs for solving hydrological problems are outlined in a concise and readily accessible form. Hydrology and Water Resource Systems Analysis includes a number of illustrations and tables, with fully solved example problems integrated within the text. It describes a systematic treatment of various surface water estimation techniques; and provides detailed treatment of theory and applications of groundwater flow for both steady-state and unsteady-state conditions; time series analysis and hydrological simulation; floodplain management; reservoir and stream flow routing; sedimentation and erosion hydraulics; urban hydrology; the hydrological design of basic hydraulic structures; storage spillways and energy dissipation for flood control, optimization techniques for water management projects; and methods for uncertainty analysis. It is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and for practitioners. Hydrologists and water-related professionals will be helped with an unfamiliar term or a new subject area, or be given a formula, the procedure for solving a problem, or guidance on the computer packages which are available, or shown how to obtain values from a table of data. For them it is a compendium of hydrological practice rather than science, but sufficient scientific background is provided to enable them to understand the hydrological processes in a given problem, and to appreciate the limitations of the methods presented for solving it. Key Features:- • Outlines new methods and programs for solving hydrological problems in a concise and readily accessible form • Includes a number of illustrations and tables, with fully solved example problems integrated within the text • Describes a systematic treatment of various surface water estimation techniques; and provides detailed treatment of theory and applications of groundwater flow Table of Contents Introduction General Science of Hydrology Historical Evolution of Hydrology Classification of Hydrology Hydrological Cycle Hydrological Variables and Their Units of Measurement River Basin Scale in Hydrology Worldwide Distribution of Water Hydrological Balance References Precipitation and Hydrological Losses General Formation of Atmospheric Precipitation Precipitation Types Cooling Mechanisms and Types of Precipitation Measurement of Precipitation Installation of Network of Point Measurement Devices Test of Data Homogeneity and Analysis of Double Cumulative Curves Completion of Rainfall Measurements: Adaptation to Different Altitudes Surface Integration of Areal Rainfall from Point Measurements Hydrological Losses Evaporation Evapotranspiration Infiltration Rate Estimation References Runoff General River Basin Hydrographs Hydrometry Discharge Estimation Using Hydrometric Data Rainfall–Runoff Relationships: Empirical Methods Rainfall–Runoff Relationships: The UH References Probability and Statistics in Hydrology General Concepts and Definitions Random Variable Distributions Some Important Discrete Distributions Some Important Continuous Distributions Statistical Analysis of Extremes Testing of the Distributions Intensity–Duration–Frequency Curves References Groundwater Hydrology General Soil and Aquifer Parameters Classification of Aquifers Field Measurements Mathematical Problem of Groundwater General Expression of Groundwater Flow Analytical Solutions of Steady Flow Theory of Images Analytical Solutions of Non-Uniform Flow Well Losses Aquifer Recharge Salination References Hydrologic Design Introduction Sizing of Reservoirs Conventional Method of Sizing the Active Reservoir Volume Sizing of a Reservoir in a River Site without Measurements Sizing of the Dead Reservoir Volume Sizing of the Reservoir’s Flood Volume Hydrologic Design of Flood Safety (Protection) Structures Hydrologic Design of a River Diversion Hydrologic Design of Other Water Structure-Specific Issues References Urban Hydrology: Stormwater Management Introduction Urban Runoff Quantity Computations Urban Runoff Quality Computations Surface Runoff Quantity and Quality Management Sediment Transport and Erosion Introduction Properties of Sediment Flow Resistance Incipient Motion Sediment Transport Formulas Land Erosion and Watershed Sediment Yield References About the Author Dr. Maria A. Mimikou is a professor of Hydrology and Water Recourses in the School of Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and director of the Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Greece. She established the Center of Hydrology and Informatics ( and the Hydrological Observatory of Athens ( She has vast experience in water resources systems, modelling and management; urban, rural, coastal and stochastic hydrology; soil erosion and sediment transport; forecasting and risk assessment of extremes; hydrological studies and field works. She has authored several books and peer-reviewed papers. She is coordinator of many EU competitive and national research projects. Dr. Evangelos A. Baltas is a professor in the School of Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. He actively participated in the establishment of the Center of Hydrology and Informatics (CHI) in Athens, which comprises the NTUA meteorological network, the database of the hydrological information and the experimental basin. He has also offered engineering consultation services in the fields of his expertise to the EU, Greek ministries, public organizations and private companies in the United States and Europe. He has been the principal investigator or researcher in competitive EU and national funded programs related to integrated water resources management. Dr. Vassilios A. Tsihrintzis is a professor of ecological engineering and technology at the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He regularly teaches engineering hydrology, urban water management, fluid mechanics, groundwater, environmental engineering and natural wastewater treatment systems. He has also served as a professor and head of the Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, for several years, and was also an associate professor of water resources engineering at Florida International University, Miami. Dr. Tsihrintzis has experience as a practicing civil and environmental engineer both in the United States and Greece.