Unsaturated Flow in Hydrologic Modeling

Theory and Practice

  • H. J. Morel-Seytoux

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 275)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Perspective and Fundamentals of Unsaturated Flow

  3. Individual Components in the Description of Unsaturated Flow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. J.-Y. Parlange, R. Haverkamp
      Pages 95-126
    3. A. Musy, M. Soutter, P. Perrochet
      Pages 161-189
    4. Keith Beven
      Pages 191-219
  4. Parameters Estimation and Numerical Techniques

  5. Treatment of Unsaturated Zone in Hydrologic Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. E. Ledoux, G. Girard, G. de Marsily, J. P. Villeneuve, J. Deschenes
      Pages 435-454
    3. Paulo Matias, Francisco Nunes Correia, Luís Santos Pereira
      Pages 455-467
  6. Miscellaneous

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 509-531

About this book


This volume certainly is a Conference Proceedings, the Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on "Unsaturated Flow in Hydrologic Modeling" held at "Les Villages du Soleil" near ArIes, France from June 13 to 17, 1988. Let me therefore acknowledge properly, at the very beginning, the gratitude of all the participants to the NATO Science Committee for its generous support and worthwhile goal of bringing together scientists of many countries to communicate and share their experiences. Particular thanks are extended to the director of the program, Dr. Luis Vega da Cunha for his interest and understanding. On the other hand this volume is also, and probably more so, a Textbook that fills a gap in the field of unsaturated flow. Many treatises on the subject present the theory in its different aspects. Hardly any explain in details how the different pieces can be put together to address realistic problems at the basin scale. The various invited contributions to the ARW were structured in a subject progression much as chapters are organized in a book. The intent of the ARW was to assess the current state of knowledge in "Unsaturated Flow" and its use in "Hydrologic Modeling Practice". In a sense the interest in fundamentals of unsaturated flow in this ARW was not just for the sake of knowledge but also and primarily for the sake of action. Can such fundamental knowledge be utilized for better management of the water resource? was the basic question.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. J. Morel-Seytoux
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7559-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2352-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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