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The Resource Hydrology of the Hawaiian Islands, L. Stephen Lau and John F. Mink

Hydrology of the Hawaiian Islands, L. Stephen Lau and John F. Mink

Label
Hydrology of the Hawaiian Islands
Title
Hydrology of the Hawaiian Islands
Statement of responsibility
L. Stephen Lau and John F. Mink
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why is groundwater the predominant drinking water source in Hawaii? Why are groundwater sources susceptible to pesticide contamination? How long does it take for water in the mountains to journey by land and underground passages to reach the coast? Answers to questions such as these are essential to understanding the principles of hydrology--the science of the movement, distribution, and quality of water--in Hawaii. Due to the humid tropical climate, surrounding ocean, volcanic earth, and high mountains, many hydrologic processes in the Islands are profoundly different from those of large continents and other climatic zones. Management of water, land, and environment must be informed by appropriate analyses, or communities and ecosystems face great uncertainty and may be at risk. The protection of groundwater, coastal waters, and streams from pollution and the management of flood hazards are also significant. This volume presents applications of hydrology to these critical issues. The authors begin by outlining fundamental hydrologic theories and the current general knowledge then expand into a formal discussion specific to Hawaii and the distinctive elements and their interrelations under natural and human-influenced conditions. They include chapters on rainfall and climate, evaporation, groundwater, and surface runoff. Details on the quantification of hydrologic processes are available to those with more technical knowledge, but general readers with an interest in the topic--one of singular importance for the Hawaiian Islands--will find much in the volume that is timely and accessible
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lau, L. Stephen
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mink, John F.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hydrology
  • Water-supply
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • NATURE
  • Hydrology
  • Water-supply
  • Hawaii
Label
Hydrology of the Hawaiian Islands, L. Stephen Lau and John F. Mink
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Precipitation
  • 4. Evaporation
  • 5. Wetting the Surfaces
  • 6. Groundwater
  • 7. Surface Water
  • 8. Coastal Waters
  • Human Effects: Land Use and Water Discharge
  • Models and Data
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • About the authors
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Geological Environment
  • 2. Hydrologic Cycle
Control code
ocn256492049
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 274 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824872298
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824862893
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (some color)
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  • 22573/ctt6688tr
  • c948da67-4f14-43ce-b3f7-de0f47718dd9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256492049
Label
Hydrology of the Hawaiian Islands, L. Stephen Lau and John F. Mink
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3. Precipitation
  • 4. Evaporation
  • 5. Wetting the Surfaces
  • 6. Groundwater
  • 7. Surface Water
  • 8. Coastal Waters
  • Human Effects: Land Use and Water Discharge
  • Models and Data
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • About the authors
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Geological Environment
  • 2. Hydrologic Cycle
Control code
ocn256492049
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 274 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824872298
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824862893
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt6688tr
  • c948da67-4f14-43ce-b3f7-de0f47718dd9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256492049

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