Book Reievsw Princi Ples of s now Hydrology David R. DeWalle and Albert Rango, 2008, 410 pp., $140.00, hardbound, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-82362-3 hile some may still view snow hydrology as a techniques. Following this, the authors step back into highly specialized subset of classical hydrol- snowpack principles with a chapter on energy balance Wogy with limited applications outside of cold and effects of topography and forest cover on snow. regions, it is now widely understood that downstream Next is a chapter on snowpack/snowmelt chemistry, contributions derived from snowmelt are critical for which is followed by a chapter cov- many regions of the world. Few traditional hydrology ering meltwater movement through textbooks devote much space—let alone a full chap- the snowpack and snowmelt runoff ter—to the topic of snow. Even Wilfried Brutsaert’s processes. There are t wo chapters highly esteemed text, Hydrology: An Introduction, t hat add ress snow melt model i ng: contains little explanation of snow processes and has one i s a n ove r v ie w of s now me lt only a cursory treatment of snowmelt contributions modeling methods and the other is to surface and groundwater hydrology. Previous texts a full
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