Manual of Applied Field Hydrogeology (McGraw-Hill Professional Engineering)

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9780070696396: Manual of Applied Field Hydrogeology (McGraw-Hill Professional Engineering)

Stay leagues ahead with this hands-on guide to practicing field hydrogeology

For actual procedures and real-world decisions not explained in textbooks, look to The Manual of Applied Field Hydrogeology. Expert authors Willis Weight and John Songeregger provide plenty of practical examples to help you:


Stay on top of what can go wrong, and prevent mishaps, injuries, and disasters
Investigate contamination at hazardous waste sites safely and accurately
Provide prescriptions for site cleanup
Assess the quality and the quantity of an aquifer
Work with mining operations on both contamination prevention and new water sources
Design a single-well pumping test that's as effective as multiple wells
Locate sources of groundwater
Take a groundwater sample
Log a drill hole
Install a monitoring well
Analyze a slug test
More!

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Hydrogeologist study the abundance and distribution of groundwater as compared to a hydrologist which investigates the movement and quality of surface water. The approach to this book is a how-to-do-it hands-on approach. It’s purpose is to provide clear real world examples where problems and outcomes often don’t match what has been studied in school. This book discusses topics such as getting along with your driller to maximize the information received from a drilling project.

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Practicing field hydrogeology is challenging, but you'll be leagues ahead with the hands-on answers in this book. The Manual of Applied Field Hydrogeology covers actual procedures and real-world decisions not explained in textbooks. It provides plenty of practical examples to help you:


*Stay on top of what can go wrong, and prevent mishaps, injuries, and disasters
*Investigate contamination at hazardous waste sites safely and accurately
*Provide prescriptions for site cleanup
*Assess the quality and the quantity of an aquifer
*Work with mining operations on both contamination prevention and new water sources
*Design a single-well pumping test that's as effective as multiple wells
*Locate sources of groundwater
*Take a groundwater sample
*Log a drill hole
*Install a monitoring well
*Monitor vadose
*Analyze a slug test

If you're a recent grad just getting your feet wet in fieldwork, this book is a source of instant expertise. Experienced hydrogeologists and those in related fields will also welcome its tested time-savers and trouble-avoidance tips.

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