Geographical Information Systems in Hydrology

  • Vijay P. Singh
  • M. Fiorentino

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. V. P. Singh, M. Fiorentino
    Pages 1-13
  3. M. L. Wolfe
    Pages 43-63
  4. C. A. Quiroga, V. P. Singh, S. S. Iyengar
    Pages 65-89
  5. E. B. Moser, R. E. Macchiavelli
    Pages 91-113
  6. C. Collet, D. Consuegra, F. Joerin
    Pages 115-174
  7. A. Sole, A. Valanzano
    Pages 175-194
  8. C. Colosimo, G. Mendicino
    Pages 195-235
  9. G. W. Kite, E. Ellehoj, A. Dalton
    Pages 237-268
  10. S. Gupta, G. Woodside, N. Raykhman, Jim Connolly
    Pages 303-321
  11. C. T. Haan, D. E. Storm
    Pages 323-338
  12. A. P. J. De Roo
    Pages 339-356
  13. T. P. Gostelow
    Pages 357-388
  14. C. A. Quiroga, V. P. Singh, N. Lam
    Pages 389-414
  15. G. Mendicino
    Pages 415-436
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 437-446

About this book

Introduction

The last few years have witnessed an enormous interest in application of GIS in hydrology and water resources. This is partly evidenced by organization of sev­ eral national and international symposia or conferences under the sponsorship of various professional organizations. This increased interest is, in a large measure, in response to growing public sensitivity to environmental quality and management. The GIS technology has the ability to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, and visualize the diverse sets of geo-referenced data. On the other hand, hydrology is inherently spatial and distributed hydrologic models have large data requirements. The integration of hydrology and GIS is therefore quite natural. The integration involves three major components: (1) spatial data construction, (2) integration of spatial model layers, and (3) GIS and model interface. GIS can assist in design, calibration, modification and comparison of models. This integration is spreading worldwide and is expected to accelerate in the foreseeable future. Substantial op­ portunities exist in integration of GIS and hydrology. We believe there are enough challenges in use of GIS for conceptualizing and modeling complex hydrologic processes and for globalization of hydrology. The motivation for this book grew out of the desire to provide under one cover a range of applications of GIS tech­ nology in hydrology. It is hoped that the book will stimulate others to write more comprehensive texts on this subject of growing importance.

Keywords

Erosion Groundwater Nonpoint source pollution hydrology pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 1
  • M. Fiorentino
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Engineering and PhysicsUniversity of BasilicataPotenzaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8745-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4751-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8745-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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