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Main Title Permafrost Hydrology [electronic resource] /
Author Woo, Ming-ko.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2012
Call Number GB1001-1199.8
ISBN 9783642234620
Subjects Geography. ; Hydraulic engineering. ; Physical geography. ; Climatic changes. ; Soil conservation.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation XII, 564 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction - background to permafrost hydrology -- Basic principles - definitions, frozen ground and hydrologic processes -- Groundwater in permafrost terrain -- Active layer dynamics -- Runoff -- Catchment behaviour -- Channel hydrology -- Water balance -- Climate change and permafrost hydrology. Permafrost Hydrology systematically elucidates the roles of seasonally and perennially frozen ground on the distribution, storage and flow of water. Cold regions of the World are subject to mounting development which significantly affects the physical environment. Climate change, natural or human-induced, reinforces the impacts. Knowledge of surface and ground water processes operating in permafrost terrain is fundamental to planning, management and conservation. This book is an indispensable reference for libraries and researchers, an information source for practitioners, and a valuable text for training the next generations of cold region scientists and engineers.