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Editors: Jeremy C. Vaughn
Book Description:
A watershed is the area of land from which precipitation or surface water flow is drained into a receiving water body. The term is roughly analogous to a "drainage basin", and are often used interchangeably. While primarily describing the geologic/geographic drainage patterns of water, a more holistic view of the word watershed incorporates all the biotic and abiotic communities and processes contained in the drainage basin. Watersheds may be referred to as the sum of the area, drainage patterns, and environment of a given waterway or waterway segment. This book reviews research on watersheds including the climatic change impacts on the hydrologic dynamics of watershed systems; the watershed approach for resource conservation, environment quality and food security in the Indian Himalayas and others.

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Table of Contents:

Watershed Approach for Resource Conservation, Environment Quality and Food Security in the Indian Himalayas, pp. 1-64
(U. C. Sharma, M. Datta, Vikas Sharma, Centre for Natural Resources Management, V. P. O. Tarore, District Jammu, India, and others)

Modeling Soil Erosion Processes in Watersheds and the Relation between Soil Loss with Geomorphic and Chemical Parameters, pp. 65-114
(Maria Kouli, Despina Kalisperi, Pantelis Soupios, Filippos Vallianatos, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Laboratory of Geoinformatics and Laboratory of Applied Geophysics and Seismology,
Chalepa, Chania, Crete, Greece)

Watershed Management: A Geospatial Technology Perspective, pp.115-159
(R.S Dwivedi, T. Ravisankar, National Remote Sensing Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Balanagar Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India)

Robust Methods of Segmentation for Biomedical Images, pp. 161-192
(Roberto Rodríguez Morales, Institute of Cybernetics, Mathematics & Physics (ICIMAF), Digital Signal Processing Group, Ciudad Habana, Cuba)

Evaluation of Watershed Stress in an Urbanized Landscape in Southern Lake, Michigan, pp. 193-219
(Charles C. Morris, Thomas P. Simon, Department of Biology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana)

Modeling for Watershed Planning, Management, and Decision Making, pp. 221-244
(Ali Mirchi, David W. Watkins, Jr., Kaveh Madani, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, and others)

Historic Water Resources Development in the Río Fajardo Basin, Puerto Rico, and Potential Hydrologic Implications of Recent Changes in River Management, pp. 245-268
(Jorge R. Ortiz-Zayas, José Juan Terrasa-Soler, Lymarie Urbina, Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R., and others)

A Hydrogeochemical and Isotope Investigation of the River Sava Watershed, pp. 269-285
(Nives Ogrinc, Tjaša Kanduč, Dušan Golobočanin, David Kocman, Nada Miljević, Department of Environmental Sciences, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and others)

Climatic Change Impacts on Hydrologic Dynamics of Watershed Systems, pp. 287-304
(Timothy O. Randhir, Paul Ekness, Olga Tsvetkova, Department of Natural Resources, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts)

Mainstreaming a Decade’s Experiences in Watershed Management to Meet the Challenges of Environmental Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas, pp.305-318
(Isabelle Providoli, Keshar Man Sthapit, Madhav Dhakal, Eklabya Sharma, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal)

A Modified Ecological Footprint Model and its Application to Agro-Economic Ecosystem Before and After Grain for Green Policy in the Watershed Scale on the Loess Plateau in China, pp. 319-330
(Zhou Ping, Zhuang Wenhua, Liu Guo-Bin,Wen Anbang, He Xiubin,Wang Bing, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, China, and others)

A New Clustering Algorithm for Color Image Segmentation, pp. 331-346
(Mohammed Talibi Alaoui, Abderrahmane Sbihi, Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique LARI, Université Mohamed I, Oujda, Morocco, and others)

Evaluation on Land Potential and Bearing Capacity after Returning Farmland to Forest in Gezhen’er Watershed, pp. 347-357
(Zhang You-Yan, Cheng Jin-hua, Zhou Ze-fu, Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China, and others)

Optimization approaches to nonpoint pollutant source control in watersheds ^, pp. 359-391
(Shigeya Maeda, Toshihiko Kawachi, Koichi Unami, Junichiro Takeuchi
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan)

Correlations of Surface and Groundwater Flow with Nitrate-N Concentration in Agricultural Drainage Ditches in Two Illinois Watersheds, pp. 393-402
(Debashish Goswami, Prasanta K. Kalita, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, South-West Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Immokalee, Florida, and others)

Short Communication:
Low Impact Development for Sustainable Watershed Management, pp. 403-406
(Chia-Ling Chang, Department of Water Resources Engineering and Conservation, Feng Chia University; Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C)

Index pp.407-424

      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 424.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-667-3
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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