International Hydrology Series: Space and Time Scale Variability and Interdependencies in Hydrological Processes

International Hydrology Series: Space and Time Scale Variability and Interdependencies in Hydrological Processes

By: Reinder A. Feddes (editor)Hardback

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This book presents the integrated contributions of hydrologists, meteorologists and ecologists to the first IHP/IAHS George Kovacs Colloquium in connection with the study of global hydrology and climate change. The atmospherical, hydrological and terrestrial components of the Earth's systems operate on different time and space scales. Resolving these scaling incongruities, as well as understanding and modelling the complex interaction of land surface processes at the different scales, represent a major challenge for hydrologists, ecologists and meteorological scientists alike. This book deals with time and space scale variations with reference to several topics including: soil water balance; ecosystems and interaction of flow systems; and macroscale hydrological modelling. This book will be of great use to researchers, engineers and forecasters with an interest in space and time scale variability.


1. Opening address of the first George Kovacs Colloquium U. Shamir; 2. Heterogeneity and scaling land-atmospheric water and energy fluxes in climate systems E. F. Wood; 3. Scale problems in surface fluxes J. C. I . Dooge; 4. Remote sensing - inverse modelling approach to determine large scale effective soil hydraulic properties in soil-vegetation-atmospheric systems R. A. Feddes; 5. The importance of landscape position in scaling SVAT-models to catchment scale hydro-ecological prediction T. J. Hatton, W. R. Dawes and R. A. Vertessy; 6. The influence of subgrid-scale spatial variability on precipitation and soil moisture in an atmospheric GCM D. Entekhabi; 7. Modelling the hydrological response to a large scale land use change A. Henderson-Sellers, K. McGuffie and T. B. Durbidge; 8. An approach to represent mesoscale (subgrid-scale) fluxes in GCMs demonstrated with simulations of local deforestation in Amazonia R. Avissar and F. Chen; 9. A hierarchical approach to the connection of global hydrological and atmospheric models G. W. Kite, E. D. Soulis and N. Kouwen; 10. Stochastic downscaling of GCM-output results using atmospheric circulation patterns A. Bardossy; 11. Dependencies of spatial variability in fluvial ecosystems on the temporal hydrological variability H. P. Nachtnebel; 12. Problems and progress in macroscale hydrological modelling A. Becker; 13. Predictability of the atmosphere and climate: towards a dynamical view C. Nicolis; 14. From scalar cascades to lie cascades: joint multifractal analysis of rain and cloud processes D. Schertzer and S. Lovejoy; 15. Fractals et multifractals appliques a l'etude de la variabilite temporelle des precipitations P. Hubert.

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  • ISBN13: 9780521495080
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 193
  • ID: 9780521495080
  • weight: 743
  • ISBN10: 0521495083

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