Publisher description for New uncertainty concepts in hydrology and water resources / edited by Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz.
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One of the greatest problems hydrology research faces today is how to quantify uncertainty, which is inherent in every hydrological process. This modern overview of uncertainty emphasizes non-orthodox concepts, such as random fields, fractals and fuzziness. This book comprehensively reviews alternative and conventional methods of risk and uncertainty representation in hydrology and water resources. The water-related applications discussed in the book pertain to areas of strong recent interest, such as multifractals and climate change impacts. The authors represent a variety of research backgrounds, achieving a broad subject coverage. The material covered provides an important insight into the new theories of uncertainty related to the field of hydrology. The book is international in its scope, and will be welcomed by researchers and graduate students of hydrology and water resources.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Hydrology Statistical methods Congresses, Uncertainty (Information theory) Congresses