Hydrological Drought

Hydrological Drought
Author: Lena M. Tallaksen,Henny A. J. van Lanen
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 579
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780444516886
ISBN 13: 0444516883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrological Drought Book Review:

The majority of the examples are taken from regions where the rivers run most of the year.

Hydrological Drought

Hydrological Drought
Author: Lena M. Tallaksen,Henny A.J. van Lanen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 579
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780444517678
ISBN 13: 0444517677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrological Drought Book Review:

Hydrological drought is a textbook for university students, practising hydrologists and researchers. The main scope of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive review of processes and estimation methods for streamflow and groundwater drought. It includes a qualitative conceptual understanding of drought features and processes, a detailed presentation of estimation methods and tools, practical examples and key aspects of operational practice. The methods are demonstrated using sample data sets and tools that are provided on the accompanying CD. The drought phenomenon and its diversity across the world are illustrated using a global set of daily streamflow series, whereas regional and local aspects of drought are studied using a combination of hydrological time series and catchment information. The book concludes with human impacts, ecological issues and examples of procedures for designing and operating water resources schemes. The majority of the examples are taken from regions where the rivers run most of the year. The material presented ranges from well established knowledge and analysing methods to recent developments in drought research. Its nature varies accordingly, from a more traditional textbook with its clear overview to that of a research paper, which introduces new approaches and methodologies for drought analysis. Also available in paperback, ISBN 0-444-51767-7.

Atlas of Monthly Palmer Hydrological Drought Indices 1895 1930 for the Contiguous United States

Atlas of Monthly Palmer Hydrological Drought Indices  1895 1930  for the Contiguous United States
Author: Thomas Karl
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 217
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822006846117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Atlas of Monthly Palmer Hydrological Drought Indices 1931 1983 for the Contiguous United States

Atlas of Monthly Palmer Hydrological Drought Indices  1931 1983  for the Contiguous United States
Author: Thomas Karl
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822006846174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On the Propagation of Drought

On the Propagation of Drought
Author: A. F. van Loon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9789461735010
ISBN 13: 9461735014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Drought and Hydrological Drought Research in Canada

Drought and Hydrological Drought Research in Canada
Author: G. A. McKay,R. B. Godwin,J. Maybank
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1988*
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:65895242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Variability and Change hydrological Impacts

Climate Variability and Change  hydrological Impacts
Author: Arthur Askew,Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data (Project)
Publsiher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
Total Pages: 707
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781901502787
ISBN 13: 1901502783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hydrological Drought Forecasting in Africa at Different Spatial and Temporal Scales

Hydrological Drought Forecasting in Africa at Different Spatial and Temporal Scales
Author: Patricia M. Trambauer Arechavaleta
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2015-08-07
ISBN 10: 9781138028654
ISBN 13: 1138028657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrological Drought Forecasting in Africa at Different Spatial and Temporal Scales Book Review:

Africa has been severely affected by droughts in the past, contributing to food insecure conditions in several African countries. In view of the (even more) severe drought conditions and water shortage that may be expected in sub-Saharan Africa in the coming years, efforts should focus on improving drought management by ameliorating resilience and preparedness to drought. This study contributes to the development of a modelling framework for hydrological drought forecasting in sub-Saharan Africa as a step towards an effective early warning system. The proposed hydrological drought forecasting system makes use of a hydrological model that was found to be suitable for drought forecasting in Africa and could represent the most severe past droughts in the Limpopo Basin. The modelling results showed that there is an added value in computing indicators based on the hydrological model for the identification of droughts and their severity. The proposed seasonal forecasting system for the Limpopo Basin was found to be skilful in predicting hydrological droughts during the summer rainy season. The findings showed that the persistence of the initial hydrological conditions contribute to the predictability up to 2 to 4 months, while for longer lead times the predictability of the system is dominated by the meteorological forcing. An effective drought forecasting and warning system will hopefully contribute to important aspects in the region such as water security, food security, hazard management, and risk reduction.

Regional Hydrological Impacts of Climatic Change Hydroclimatic variability

Regional Hydrological Impacts of Climatic Change  Hydroclimatic variability
Author: Thorsten Wagener,Stewart W. Franks
Publsiher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781901502138
ISBN 13: 1901502139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regional Hydrological Impacts of Climatic Change Hydroclimatic variability Book Review:

Brings together and provides an overview of diverse investigations from different climate zones and regions, many of the contributions focusing on historic variability as a function of climate and/or land-use change.

Assessment of Hydrological Drought in Northern Ontario Using Standardized Streamflow Index

Assessment of Hydrological Drought in Northern Ontario Using Standardized Streamflow Index
Author: John Jay Taylor Crinklaw
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1280684284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessment of Hydrological Drought in Northern Ontario Using Standardized Streamflow Index Book Review:

Momentum is gaining for the use of a Standardized Streamflow Index (SSI) for the assessment of hydrological drought, which is an extension of the well-established and popularly used meteorological drought index, Standardized Precipitation Index (McKee et al, (1993). Drought characterization using SSI consists of various data treatments to transform streamflow data to standard normal Z-score values, where the mean is zero and the standard deviation is one. The underlying assumption when using Z-score in early warning systems and drought monitoring programs is that the scores associated probabilities may be represented by the normal (Gaussian) distribution. Applying data treatments that fail to achieve the conditions of normal distribution results inaccurate SSI drought assessments. There is an opportunity in Northern Ontario to conduct SSI drought assessments in early warning systems and drought monitoring programs using the abundance of long and continuous streamflow records; however, widespread applications would only be achieved if the resulting assessments are accurate, equitably and reliable. The data treatments investigated in the thesis include: Untreated and treated (i.e., Log Normal Transformation, and the Fitted Gamma Distribution). Monthly assessments for a total of 40 rivers from across Northern Ontario with an average record length of ≈ 45 years were utilized in the analysis. Historical droughts sample periods 1976/77 and 1998 were used in evaluations as they were determined to pertain to the well-defined regional drought events with confirmation of historically significant impacts in addition to containing seasonal influences. The Log Normal Transformation followed by the Fitted Gamma Distribution exhibited the most consistency in not rejecting normality assumption of the data set when using the Shapiro Wilks and the Anderson Darling tests. These tests also show the best performance of the Fitted Gamma Distribution for the winter season (November to May) and of the Log Normal Transformation for the summer season (June to October). Using these two data treatments for the respective seasons permitted the assumption of normality to be rejected 15.7% of the time. The use of best performing data treatments and removal of data for the month of March further reduced the assumption of normality being rejected only 12.0% of the time. In evaluating the frequency of occurrence for the severe and extreme Z-score values (- 1.64 and -2.33), the Fitted Gamma Distribution followed by the Log Normal Transformation demonstrated the most acceptable scoring distribution. Untreated data performed less efficiently. All data treatments underperformed for the expected frequency at the extreme Z-score of -2.33 (i.e., the extreme drought). The threshold level Q80 was determined to be the most appropriate trigger of monthly assessments for Northern Ontario because it was found to equitably delineate severe regional drought perceived by the respectively impacted sectors. The threshold level Q80 represents these sectors demands by identifying the point where streamflows are exceeded 80% of time. Since it is representative of the impacted sectors; it is used to assess the performance of SSI. Significant differences were recorded when comparing Q80 to the typical moderate drought classification with a Z-score equal to - 1. Untreated data tacitly refers to the assumption of the normal distribution of the monthly flows and correspondingly of SSI values. Thus, the analysis based on the assumption of the normality of the monthly SSI data turned out to be less reliable. All the data treatments underperformed for the expected frequency at extreme Z-score of -2.33. However, when applying Q80 to the theoretical equivalent Z-Score of - 0.84; identical results were achieved 76% and 66% of the time, respectively for the Log Normal Transformation and the Fitted Gamma Distribution. For the case of Q80, the average difference for the drought initiation, termination, and duration were found to range approximately 1.3 months with the Log Normal Distribution to 3.0 months for the lesser performing data treatments, such as the Untreated data.

Hydrology and Hydroclimatology

Hydrology and Hydroclimatology
Author: M. Karamouz,S. Nazif,M. Falahi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2012-11-27
ISBN 10: 1466512202
ISBN 13: 9781466512207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrology and Hydroclimatology Book Review:

This book presents a systematic approach to understanding and applying the principles of hydrology and hydroclimatology, examining the interactions among different components of the water cycle. It takes a fresh look at the fundamentals and challenges in hydrologic and hydroclimatic systems as well as climate change. The author describes the applic

Management of Water Resources in Poland

Management of Water Resources in Poland
Author: Martina Zeleňáková,Katarzyna Kubiak-Wójcicka,Abdelazim M. Negm
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2021-01-23
ISBN 10: 3030619656
ISBN 13: 9783030619657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Water Resources in Poland Book Review:

This book contains a rich resource of essential information on the water resources capacities in Poland. This book contributes to the recognition of water resources management including extreme hydrological events such as floods and droughts. The book incorporates case studies illustrating solutions of water quantity management in Poland. This edited book covers all water bodies in the country including rivers, lakes, reservoirs and groundwater. The novelty of this book is that it represents the first time a manuscript covers the assessment of water resources in Poland, including variability, availability and economic use of the hydrological resources in the country with the lowest renewable resources of surface water per inhabitant in Europe. Given the depth and breadth of its coverage, the book offers engineers, researchers, policy planners, decision makers, and stakeholders essential new insights into efficient water resources management.

Overview of Drought and Hydrologic Conditions in the United States and Southern Canada

Overview of Drought and Hydrologic Conditions in the United States and Southern Canada
Author: Sandra L. Holmes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 139
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCR:31210022184517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Drought Research and Science Policy Interfacing

Drought  Research and Science Policy Interfacing
Author: Joaquin Andreu,Abel Solera,Javier Paredes-Arquiola,David Haro-Monteagudo,Henny van Lanen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2015-02-12
ISBN 10: 1315687224
ISBN 13: 9781315687223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drought Research and Science Policy Interfacing Book Review:

Droughts occur in arid and semi-arid areas of the world, but also in humid areas, and can develop over short periods (flash drought) or longer periods (seasons/decades). Even though progress has been made, it remains difficult to adequately characterize, monitor, forecast and manage droughts, due to their multi-faceted nature.Usually, drought does

Hydrological Extremes

Hydrological Extremes
Author: Ashish Pandey,S.K. Mishra,M.L. Kansal,R.D. Singh,V. P. Singh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2020-11-07
ISBN 10: 3030591484
ISBN 13: 9783030591489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrological Extremes Book Review:

This book presents quality technical papers representing the recent developments in the field of hydrological modeling, water management and water governance including practical applications. The content covers multifarious aspects of hydrology and water resources. It includes an application of the Hydrologic Modelling System (HEC-HMS) which has been successfully demonstrated for assessment of floods. The authors suggest an approach for the mitigation of cyclone disaster through a case study of the Phailin cyclone, whilst considering mitigating pluvial flooding, developing suitable management strategies. The book includes chapters discussing the detrended fluctuation analysis which is carried out for multifractal description of droughts. Drought characteristics are analyzed, and drought indices evolved for drought preparedness/management. The use of science in community planning under changing climate is also studied and discussed. The authors present and experimental study wherein hydraulic coefficients are calibrated by using vertical orifice. A cross flow hybrid hydrokinetic turbine is also evaluated for performance, and high head regulating radial gate designed and studied its sensitivity. This book will appeal to researchers, field practitioners, NGO and other Governmental as well as private water practitioners

Spatiotemporal Analysis of Extreme Hydrological Events

Spatiotemporal Analysis of Extreme Hydrological Events
Author: Gerald Corzo,Emmanouil Varouchakis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN 10: 0128117311
ISBN 13: 9780128117316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spatiotemporal Analysis of Extreme Hydrological Events Book Review:

Spatio-temporal Analysis of Extreme Hydrological Events offers an extensive view of the experiences and applications of the latest developments and methodologies for analyzing and understanding extreme environmental and hydrological events. The book addresses the topic using spatio-temporal methods, such as space-time geostatistics, machine learning, statistical theory, hydrological modelling, neural network and evolutionary algorithms. This important resource for both hydrologists and statisticians interested in the framework of spatial and temporal analysis of hydrological events will provide users with an enhanced understanding of the relationship between magnitude, dynamics and the probability of extreme hydrological events. Presents spatio-temporal processes, including multivariate dynamic modelling Provides varying methodological approaches, giving the readers multiple hydrological modelling information to use in their work Includes a variety of case studies making the context of the book relatable to everyday working situations

Handbook of Engineering Hydrology

Handbook of Engineering Hydrology
Author: Saeid Eslamian
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2014-03-21
ISBN 10: 1466552476
ISBN 13: 9781466552470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Engineering Hydrology Book Review:

While most books examine only the classical aspects of hydrology, this three-volume set covers multiple aspects of hydrology. It examines new approaches, addresses growing concerns about hydrological and ecological connectivity, and considers the worldwide impact of climate change.It also provides updated material on hydrological science and engine

Statistical Analysis and Stochastic Modelling of Hydrological Extremes

Statistical Analysis and Stochastic Modelling of Hydrological Extremes
Author: Hossein Tabari
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2019-10-28
ISBN 10: 3039216643
ISBN 13: 9783039216642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical Analysis and Stochastic Modelling of Hydrological Extremes Book Review:

Hydrological extremes have become a major concern because of their devastating consequences and their increased risk as a result of climate change and the growing concentration of people and infrastructure in high-risk zones. The analysis of hydrological extremes is challenging due to their rarity and small sample size, and the interconnections between different types of extremes and becomes further complicated by the untrustworthy representation of meso-scale processes involved in extreme events by coarse spatial and temporal scale models as well as biased or missing observations due to technical difficulties during extreme conditions. The complexity of analyzing hydrological extremes calls for robust statistical methods for the treatment of such events. This Special Issue is motivated by the need to apply and develop innovative stochastic and statistical approaches to analyze hydrological extremes under current and future climate conditions. The papers of this Special Issue focus on six topics associated with hydrological extremes: Historical changes in hydrological extremes; Projected changes in hydrological extremes; Downscaling of hydrological extremes; Early warning and forecasting systems for drought and flood; Interconnections of hydrological extremes; Applicability of satellite data for hydrological studies.

Overcoming Drought

Overcoming Drought
Author: World Bank
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Drought Book Review:

Using recent advances in modeling climate-related risks and adjusting state of the art catastrophic risk modeling techniques to drought, the study conducts an innovative long-term assessment of drought risks in Andhra Pradesh, India, and suggests strategies to reduce their impact, under several economic, drought management and climate change scenarios. The analysis deepens an understanding of climate risk adaptation strategies, including implications for agricultural and catastrophic risk insurance.

Drought Assessment Management and Planning Theory and Case Studies

Drought Assessment  Management  and Planning  Theory and Case Studies
Author: Donald A. Wilhite
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461532248
ISBN 13: 9781461532248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drought Assessment Management and Planning Theory and Case Studies Book Review:

Drought is an insidious hazard of nature. It originates from a deficiency of precipitation that results in a water shortage for some activity or some group. Africa has suffered the most dramatic impacts from drought during the past several decades the recent droughts in the southern and eastern portions of the continent are testimony to that fact. However, the vulnerability of all nations to extended periods of water shortage has been underscored again and again during this same time period. In the past decade alone, droughts have occurred with considerable frequency and severity in most of the developed and developing world. Significant parts of North and South America, Australia, Europe, and Asia have been plagued recently by extended periods of severe drought, often resulting in far-reaching economic, social, and environmental consequences. In the western United States, for example, vast areas are facing the prospects of a sixth or seventh consecutive year of drought in 1993. Concern by members ofthe scientific and policy communities about the inability of governments to respond in an effective and timely manner to drought and its associated impacts exists worldwide. Numerous "calls for action" for improved drought planning and management have been issued by national governments, professional organizations, intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and others. The United Nations' International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (lDNDR) is yet another example of an international call for action to reduce the impacts that result from drought and other natural hazards.