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Main Title Challenges and opportunities in the hydrologic sciences /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in the Hydrologic Sciences.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 785065795
ISBN 9780309222839; 0309222834
Subjects Hydrology--Research. ; Hydrology. ; Hydrologic cycle. ; Biotic communities. ; Water quality. ; Biotic communities. ; Hydrologic cycle. ; Hydrology. ; Hydrology--Research. ; Water quality. ; Hydrologie--Recherche. ; Eau--Qualitâe.
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National Academies Press
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EKDM  GB652.C35 2012 CEMM/EPD Library/Athens,GA 03/04/2014 STATUS
Collation xii, 188 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Summary -- The hydrologic sciences -- The water cycle: an agent of change -- Water and life -- Clean water for people and ecosystems -- Hydrologic sciences: a path forward -- [Appendixes]. "New research opportunities to advance hydrologic sciences promise a better understanding of the role of water in the Earth system that could help improve human welfare and the health of the environment. Reaching this understanding will require both exploratory research to better understand how the natural environment functions, and problem-driven research, to meet needs such as flood protection, supply of drinking water, irrigation, and water pollution. Collaboration among hydrologists, engineers, and scientists in other disciplines will be central to meeting the interdisciplinary research challenges outline in this report. New technological capabilities in remote sensing, chemical analysis, computation, and hydrologic modeling will help scientists leverage new research opportunities"--Publisher's description.