Groundwater Science

Groundwater Science

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Groundwater Science is a timely, current, and comprehensive presentation of groundwater hydrology that integrates chemistry, physics, geology, and calculus.

With the input of students and other hydrology instructors, the author has developed a text reference that will be appreciated by students and professors alike. The book covers recent contamination topics such as non-aqueous-phase liquids (NAPLs), complex solute transport processes, and remediation. It contains clear explanations, two-color figures, case studies, and worked examples throughout.

This book is recommended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in hydrology, geology, environmental science, and civil engineering departments as well as for scientists and engineers in the groundwater field.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 450 pages
  • 190.5 x 246.38 x 30.48mm | 1,292.73g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • maps
  • 0122578554
  • 9780122578557
  • 947,444

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"The writing and presentation is clear and economical. The figures have a crisp and uncluttered look...a fine textbook."
-Roger Beckie, Univ. British Columbia, for VADOSE ZONE JOURNAL, 2003

"Groundwater Science would serve well as the text for an introductory groundwater course...concise, well-written, and well-illustrated..."
-Sean McKenna, Sandia Nat'l. Labs, for EOS TRANSACTIONS, July 2003

"I strongly endorse this book for those entering the world of groundwater science for the first time."
-David Sharpe, Geological Survey of Canada, for
EPISODES, December 2002

"The writing is clear and accurate without being wordy... figures, references, and indexing are also well done... Fitts' book succeeds."
-Laura Toran, for GROUND WATER, 2003

"...a suitable choice for any instructor needing a comprehensive, visually appealing, well organized, and well supported textbook on ground water."
- Robert A. Vargo, Dept. of Earth Science, California University, for the Journal of the American Water Resources Association
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Table of contents

Groundwater: The Big Picture.
Physical Properties.
Principles of Flow.
Geology and Groundwater Flow.
Deformation, Storage, and General Flow Equations.
Modeling Steady Flow with Basic Methods.
Modeling Transient Flow with Basic Methods.
Computer-Assisted Flow Modeling.
Groundwater Chemistry.
Groundwater Contamination.
A: Units and Conversions.
B: Mathematics Primer.
C: Book Internet Site.
Answers to Selected Problems.
Periodic Table of the Elements.
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About Charles R. Fitts

Charles R. Fitts is a professor at the University of Southern Maine with research interests in hydrogeology, contaminant migration, and applied mathematics. He earned a doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota, has consulted for various geotechnical and groundwater companies, and has authored two popular groundwater modeling software packages: TWODAN for modeling groundwater flow and SOLUTRANS for modeling solute transport.
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