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Entropy Theory in Hydrologic Science and Engineering

by Vijay P. Singh

Entropy Theory in Hydrologic Science and Engineering Synopsis

A THOROUGH INTRODUCTION TO ENTROPY THEORY AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN HYDROLOGIC SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING This comprehensive volume addresses basic concepts of entropy theory from a hydrologic engineering perspective. The application of these concepts to a wide range of hydrologic engineering problems is discussed in detail. The book is divided into sections--preliminaries, rainfall and evapotranspiration, subsurface flow, surface flow, and environmental considerations. Helpful equations, solutions, tables, and diagrams are included throughout this practical resource. Entropy Theory in Hydrologic Science and Engineering covers: Introduction to entropy theory Maximum entropy production principle Performance measures Morphological analysis Evaluation and design of sampling and measurement networks Precipitation variability Rainfall frequency distributions Evaluation of precipitation forecasting schemes Assessment of potential water resources availability Evaporation Infiltration Soil moisture Groundwater flow Rainfall-runoff modeling Streamflow simulation Hydrologic frequency analysis Streamflow forecasting River flow regime classification Sediment yield Eco-index

Book Information

ISBN: 9780071835466
Publication date: 16th December 2014
Author: Vijay P. Singh
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 848 pages
Categories: Hydraulic engineering, Hydrology & the hydrosphere,

About Vijay P. Singh

Vijay Singh, Ph.D., D.Sc., D. Eng. (Hon.), Ph.D. (Hon.), P.E., P.H., Hon. D. WRE (Bryan, TX) is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University. He specializes in surface-water hydrology, groundwater hydrology, hydraulics, irrigation engineering, environmental quality and water resources. Dr. Singh has published more than 20 textbooks.

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