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Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies in Groundwater Hydrology: Past, Present and Future

Madan Kumar Jha (Kharagpur, India) and Stefan Peiffer (Bayreuth, Germany)

2006. 201 p., 27 illus, 7 in color., Softcover

ISBN-10: 3-00-018890-8, ISBN-13: 978-3-00-018890-9

Contents:

1.         GROUNDWATER: A VITAL BUT DEPLETING RESOURCE

             1.1       Global Perspective of Freshwater Crisis

             1.2       Indian Perspective of Freshwater Crisis

1.3       Concept of Sustainable Development

             1.4       Sustainable Groundwater Management

1.5       Groundwater Management vis-à-vis RS and GIS Technologies

2.         OVERVIEW OF REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGY

             2.1       Historical Perspective

             2.2       Defining Remote Sensing

             2.3       Principles of Remote Sensing

2.4       Components of Remote Sensing Systems

             2.5       Classification of Remote Sensing Systems

2.6       Characteristics of Remote Sensing Data

             2.7       Advantages of Satellite Remote Sensing

             2.8       Application Potentials of RS Technology

3.         OVERVIEW OF GIS TECHNOLOGY

             3.1       Historical Perspective

             3.2       Defining Geographic Information System (GIS)

             3.3       Basic Concepts of GIS

3.4       Components of GIS

             3.5       GIS Design and Implementation

             3.6       Integration of RS and GIS Technologies

3.7       Application Potentials of GIS Technology

4.         RS AND GIS APPLICATIONS IN GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY

             4.1       Exploration and Assessment of Groundwater Resources

             4.2       Selection of Sites for Artificial Recharge and Water Harvesting

             4.3       GIS-Based Subsurface Flow and Transport Modeling

             4.4       Groundwater-Pollution Hazard Assessment and Protection Planning

             4.5       Estimation of Natural Recharge Distribution

             4.6       Hydrogeologic Data Analysis and Process Monitoring

5.         SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING IN HYDROGEOLOGY: CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE     
(Jörn Hoffmann)

             5.1       Introduction

             5.2       Current Applications

             5.3       Satellite Sensors of Hydrogeologic Importance

             5.4       Future Perspectives

6.        EVALUATION OF GROUNDWATER VULNERABILITY USING GIS TECHNIQUES
(Guido Wimmer and Anna Burchart)

             6.1       Introduction

             6.2       Aims of Groundwater Vulnerability Evaluation

             6.3       Hölting Method for Groundwater Vulnerability Evaluation

             6.4       A Case Study

             6.5       Advantages and Major Problems

             6.6       Recommendations

7.         STATUS QUO OF RS AND GIS APPLICATIONS IN GROUNDWATER

7.1       Slow Acceptance of RS Technology

7.2       Quest for More and Better Field Data

7.3       Groundwater Modeling with GIS

7.4       Comparison of Interfacing Methods

7.5       Guidelines for GIS-Based Modeling of Nonpoint Source Pollution

7.6       Hydrologic Database and Spatial Decision-Support System

7.7       Words of Caution

8.         FUTURE NEEDS FOR RS AND GIS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

             8.1       Remote Sensing Technology

8.2       GIS Technology

9.         CONSTRAINTS FOR RS AND GIS APPLICATIONS IN DEVELOPING NATIONS

             9.1       Major Constraints

             9.2       Possible Remedies

             9.3       Wake-Up Call

10.       EPILOGUE

APPENDICES

             Appendix-A: List of Books on Groundwater

             Appendix-B: Salient Books on RS and GIS Technologies

             Appendix-C: Journals for Publishing Groundwater-Related Research

Appendix-D: Important Websites for RS and GIS Resources

REFERENCES

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