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Water at the surface of the earth : an introduction to ecosystem hydrodynamics

Author: David Hewitt Miller
Publisher: New York : Academic Press, 1977.
Series: International geophysics series, v. 21.
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Suitable for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate science, this textbook on the circulations of the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, David Hewitt, 1918-
Water at the surface of the earth.
New York : Academic Press, 1977
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Hewitt Miller
ISBN: 0124967507 9780124967502 0124967523 9780124967526
OCLC Number: 2401595
Description: xii, 557 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: PrefaceChapter I Introduction Just What is the Earth's Surface? The Budget Idea Water in Systems Water Supplied by the Atmosphere to the Earth's SurfaceChapter II Atmospheric Vapor Flows and Atmospheric Storms Water Vapor and Its Movement over the Earth's Surface Atmospheric Storms Sizes and Movement of Atmospheric Storms Atmospheric Storms: Causes of Variability in Rainfall ReferencesChapter III Point Rainfall-The Delivery of Water to an Ecosystem Measuring Rain and Snow The Dimensions of Point Rainfall The Frequency of Precipitation-Intensity Events Water Delivery to Ecosystems ReferencesChapter IV Hydrologic Storms The Area of Hydrologic Storms Areal Syntheses The Episodic Occurrence of Hydrologic Storms Closing ReferencesChapter V Large-Scale Organization of Rainfall Organization of Storms in Time Spatial Grouping of Rainfall Spatial Pattern of Annual Precipitation Areal Pattern of Long-Term Changes in Rainfall Associated Mass Fluxes Time and Space Organization of the Water Delivered to Ecosystems ReferencesChapter VI Reception of Water by Ecosystems Ecosystem Hydrodynamics Delivery of Rain and Snow to Vegetation Interception of Water by Vegetation Storage of Rain and Snow on Foliage during Storms The Outflows from Interception Storage of Rain and Snow Evaporation as a Mode of Outflow from Interception Storage Water Intercepted by Litter Areal Redistribution of Water by Vegetation above the Soil ReferencesChapter VII Water Detained on the Soil Surface Snow Cover Liquid Water on the Ground Outflows from Detention Storage ReferencesChapter VIII Infiltration of Water into the Soil of an Ecosystem The Soil as Environment of Water Infiltration of Water into the Soil Influences of Vegetation on Infiltration Time Differences in Infiltration Infiltrated Water in Ecosystems ReferencesChapter IX Soil Moisture Soil-Moisture Bookkeeping Soil-Moisture Distributions in Space Time Variations of Soil Moisture Freezing and Melting of Soil Water Outflows of Water from the Soil ReferencesChapter X Evaporation from Wet Surfaces Determining Evaporation Rates Evaporation from Deep Water Bodies Evaporation from Shallow Water Bodies Evaporation from a Wet Soil Surface Evaporation ReferencesChapter XI Evaporation from Well-Watered Ecosystems Transpiration of Water from Leaves Evapotranspiration from Plant Communities Empirical Patterns of Potential Evapotranspiration Evaporation Differs with Ecosystems ReferencesChapter XII Evaporation from Drying Ecosystems Bare Soil Surfaces Evapotranspiration from a Drying Soil-Vegetation System Variations in Evapotranspiration over Time Large-Scale Patterns The Era of Evaporation ReferencesChapter XIII Water in the Local Air Water Vapor in the Local Air Visible Forms of Water in the Local Air Condensation of Vapor on the Underlying Surface ReferencesChapter XIV Percolation from Ecosystems Shallow Percolation Deeper Percolation Mass Transports by Percolating Water Significance of Percolation Percolation and Recharge ReferencesChapter XV Groundwater and Its Outflows into Local Ecosystems The Environments of Groundwater Groundwater Recharge The Volume of Stored Underground Water Mass Budgets Associated with Groundwater Local Outflows of Water from Underground Storage Artificial Outflows from Underground Storage Groundwater Budgets ReferencesChapter XVI Surface Transports from Ecosystems Movement of Snow Gravity-Powered Movement of Liquid Water Other Forms of Mass Transport Associated with the Flow of Water at and near the Surface Time Variations in Off-Site Flow Off-Site Flows from Ecosystems ReferencesChapter XVII Off-Site Yield of Ecosystems Outflows from Groundwater Storage Water Yield as Associated with Biological Yield Total Off-Site Movement of Water Total Yield ReferencesChapter XVIII Water in Ecosystems Environments of Water in Ecosystems Unknowns and Uncertainties in Water Budgets Patterns of Distribution Water is Everywhere ReferencesIndex
Series Title: International geophysics series, v. 21.
Responsibility: David H. Miller.


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