This book reviews the hydrogeology of karst systems, starting with the classifications from the applied point of view, and then the hydraulic parameters (porosity, permeability, and transmissivity). It also addresses the karstification process, its resulting forms, and their hydrogeological significance. Besides, the author describes possible models of karstic aquifers and their characterization. The book also explains the classical methods for analyzing hydrograms of karst springs and deepens the analysis of time series, as a preliminary phase to the mathematical simulation of karst aquifers. Finally, it introduces the hydrogeochemical characterization of karst, of the processes involved as well as the possible pollution and protection of karst aquifers.
This book is intended to be of interest for professionals in hydrogeology as well as graduate and undergraduate students.
Antonio Pulido-Bosch is an emeritus professor in Hydrogeology at Universidad of Granada (Spain) with international collaborations and sabbaticals in France and the USA, and five years of experience in hydrogeological companies. Pulido-Bosch supervised 28 Ph.D. dissertations, authored more than 400 papers.
Karstic And Pseudokarstic Terrains.- Karstification And Morphology.- Conceptual Models Of Karst Aquifers.- Hydrograph Analysis.- Time Series Analysis.- Mathematical Models .- Quality Of Karst Waters._ Surveys And Exploitation Of Karst Waters.- References.