Author : Mingteh Chang
Description:This book fills a gap in the current literature by bringing water resources and the forest-water relation into a single volume. The text broadly discusses common issues on water resource and forest-water relation and serves as an introduction to forest hydrology. Forest Hydrology: An Introduction to Water and Forests covers issues on water, forests, the water-forest relation, watershed research, and hydrologic measurements, and provides state-of-the-art knowledge on the impact of forests to the hydrologic environment. It emphasizes concepts and general principles within these two natural resources, and details the processes of hydrologic components in forested areas. The extensive review of forest impacts on the hydrologic cycle and stream environment contained here provides state-of-the-science information for land and water resource managers, administrators, planners, practitioners, and concerned citizens.The text supplies students, researchers, and hydrology professionals with sufficient background to study forest hydrology, conduct watershed research, and make hydrologic observations without previous exposure to the subject. With its comprehensive coverage and an extensive bibliography, Forest Hydrology provides you with the necessary knowledge and foundation for managing water resources in forested areas under a variety of environmental conditions.