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Book 1: Collection of Water Data by Direct Measurement

Section D: Water quality

Chapter D1:  Water temperature—influential factors, field measurement, and data presentation, by H.H. Stevens, Jr., J.F. Ficke, and G.F. Smoot: USGS—TWRI Book 1, Chapter D1. 1975.

Chapter D2:  Guidelines for collection and field analysis of ground-water samples for selected unstable constituents, by W.W. Wood: USGS—TWRI Book 1, Chapter D2. 1976.

Book 2: Collection of Environmental Data

Section D: Surface geophysical methods

Chapter D1:  Application of surface geophysics to ground-water investigations, by A.A.R. Zhody, G.P. Eaton, and D.R. Mabey: USGS—TWRI Book 2, Chapter D1. 1974.

Chapter D2:   Application of seismic-refraction techniques to hydrologic studies, by F.P. Haeni: F.P. Haeni: USGS—TWRI Book 2, Chapter D2. 1988.

Section E: Subsurface geophysical methods

Chapter E1:  Application of borehole geophysics to water-resources investigations, by W.S. Keys and L.M. MacCary: USGS—TWRI Book 2, Chapter E1. 1971.

Chapter E2:   Borehole geophysics applied to ground-water investigations, by W.S. Keys: USGS—TWRI Book 2, Chapter E2. 1990.

Chapter F1:  Application of drilling, coring and sampling techniques to test holes and wells, by Eugene Shuter and W.E. Teasdale: USGS—TWRI Book 2, Chapter F1. 1989.

Book 3: Applications of Hydraulics

Section A: Surface-water techniques

Chapter A1:   General field and office procedures for indirect discharge measurements, by M.A. Benson and Tate Dalrymple: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A1. 1967.

Chapter A2:   Measurement of peak discharge by the slope-area method, by Tate Dalrymple and M.A. Benson: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A2. 1968.

Chapter A3:   Measurement of peak discharge at culverts by indirect methods, by G.L. Bodhaine: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A3. 1968.

Chapter A4:   Measurement of peak discharge at width contractions by indirect methods, by H.F. Matthai: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A4. 1967.

Chapter A5:   Measurement of peak discharge at dams by indirect methods, by Harry Hulsing: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A5. 1967.

Chapter A6:   General procedure for gaging streams, by R.W. Carter and Jacob Davidian: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A6. 1968.

Chapter A7:   Stage measurement at gaging stations, by T.J. Buchanan and W.P. Somers: USGS–TWRI Book 3, Chapter A7. 1968.

Chapter A8:   Discharge measurements at gaging stations, by T.J. Buchanan and W.P. Somers: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A8. 1969.

Chapter A9:   Measurement of time of travel in streams by dye tracing, by F.A. Kilpatrick and J.F. Wilson, Jr.: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A9. 1989.

Chapter A10:  Discharge ratings at gaging stations, by E.J. Kennedy: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A10. 1984.

Chapter A11:  Measurement of discharge by the moving-boat method, by G.F. Smoot and C.E. Novak: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A11. 1969.

Chapter A12:  Fluorometric procedures for dye tracing,revised, by J.F. Wilson, Jr., E.D. Cobb, and F.A. Kilpatrick: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A12. 1986.

Chapter A13:  Computation of continuous records of streamflow, by E.J. Kennedy: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A13. 1983.

Chapter A14:  Use of flumes in measuring discharge, by F.A. Kilpatrick and V.R. Schneider: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A14. 1983.

Chapter A15:  Computation of water-surface profiles in open channels, by Jacob Davidian: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A15. 1984.

Chapter A16:  Measurement of discharge using tracers, by F.A. Kilpatrick and E.D. Cobb: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A16. 1985.

Chapter A17:  Acoustic velocity meter systems, by Antonius Laenen: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A17. 1985.

Chapter A18:  Determination of stream reaeration coefficients by use of tracers, by F.A. Kilpatrick, R.E. Rathbun, Nobuhiro Yotsukura, G.W. Parker, and L.L. Delong: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A18. 1989.

Chapter A19:  Levels at streamflow gaging stations, by E.J. Kennedy: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A19. 1990.

Chapter A20:  Simulation of soluble waste transport and buildup in surface waters using tracers, by F.A. Kilpatrick: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A20. 1993.

Chapter A21:  Stream-gaging cableways, by C.R. Wagner: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter A21. 1995.

Section B: Ground-water techniques

Chapter B1:  Aquifer-test design, observation, and data analysis, by R.W. Stallman: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter B1. 1971.

Chapter B2:  Introduction to ground-water hydraulics, by G.D. Bennett: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter B2. 1976.

Chapter B3:  Type curves for selected problems of flow to wells in confined aquifers, by J.E. Reed: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter B3. 1980.

Chapter B4:   Regression modeling of ground-water flow, by R.L. Cooley and R.L. Naff: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter B4. 1990.

Chapter B5:  Definition of boundary and initial conditions in the analysis of saturated ground-water flow systems—an introduction, by 0. Lehn Franke, T.E. Reilly, and G.D. Bennett: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter B5. 1987.

Chapter B6:  The principle of superposition and its application in ground-water hydraulics, by T.E. Reilly, O. Lehn Franke, and G.D. Bennett: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter B6. 1987.

Chapter B7:  Analytical solutions for one-, two-, and three-dimensional solute transport in ground-water systems with uniform flow, by E.J. Wexler: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter B7. 1992.

Chapter B8:   System and boundary conceptualization in ground-water flow simulation, by T.E. Reilly: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter B8. 2001.

Section C: Sedimentation & erosion techniques

Chapter C1:   Fluvial sediment concepts, by H.P. Guy: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter C1. 1970.

Chapter C2:   Field methods for measurement of fluvial sediment, by T.K. Edwards and G.D. Glysson: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter C2. 1999.

Chapter C3:   Computation of fluvial-sediment discharge, by George Porterfield: USGS—TWRI Book 3, Chapter C3. 1972.

Book4: Hydrologic Analysis and Interpretation

Section A: Statistical analysis

Chapter A1:  Some statistical tools in hydrology, by H.C. Riggs: USGS—TWRI Book 4, Chapter A1. 1968.

Chapter A2:  Frequency Curves, by H.C. Riggs: USGS—TWRI Book 4, Chapter A2. 1968.

Chapter A3:  Statistical methods in water resources, by D.R. Helsel and R.M. Hirsch: USGS—TWRI Book 4, Chapter A3. 2002.—ONLINE ONLY

Section B: Surface water

Chapter B1:  Low-flow investigations, by H.C. Riggs: USGS—TWRI Book 4, Chapter B1. 1972.

Chapter B2:  Storage analyses for water supply, by H.C. Riggs and C.H. Hardison: USGS—TWRI Book 4, Chapter B2. 1973.

Chapter B3  Regional analyses of streamflow characteristics, by H.C. Riggs: USGS—TWRI Book 4, Chapter B3. 1973.

Section D: Interrelated phases of the hydrologic cycle

Chapter D1:  Computation of rate and volume of stream depletion by wells, by C.T. Jenkins: USGS—TWRI Book 4, Chapter D1. 1968.

Book 5: Laboratory Analysis

Section A: Water analysis

Chapter A1:  Methods for determination of inorganic substances in water and fluvial sediments, by M.J. Fishman and L.C. Friedman, Editors: USGS—TWRI Book 5, Chapter A1. 1989.

Chapter A2:  Determination of minor elements in water by emission spectroscopy, by P.R. Barnett and E.C. Mallory, Jr.: USGS—TWRI Book 5, Chapter A2. 1971.

Chapter A3:  Methods for the determination of organic substances in water and fluvial sediments, by R.L. Wershaw, M.J. Fishman, R.R. Grabbe and L.E. Lowe: USGS—TWRI Book 5, Chapter A3. 1987.

Chapter A4:  Methods for collection and analysis of aquatic biological and microbiological samples, by L.J. Britton and P.E. Greeson, Editors: USGS—TWRI Book 5, Chapter A4. 1989.

Chapter A5:  Methods for determination of radioactive substances in water and fluvial sediments, by L.L. Thatcher, V.J. Janzer, and K.W. Edwards: USGS—TWRI Book 5, Chapter A5. 1977.

Chapter A6:  Quality assurance practices For the chemical and biological analyses of water and fluvial sediments, by L.C. Friedman and D.E. Erdmann: USGS—TWRI Book 5, Chapter A6. 1982.

Section C: Sediment analysis

Chapter C1:  Laboratory theory and methods for sediment analysis, by H.P. Guy: USGS—TWRI Book 5, Chapter C1. 1969.

Book 6: Modeling Techniques

Section A: Ground water

Chapter A1:  A modular three-dimensional finite-difference ground-water flow model, M.G. McDonald and A.W. Harbaugh: USGS—TWRI Book 6, Chapter A1. 1988.

Chapter A2:  Documentation of a computer program to simulate aquifer-system compaction using the modular finite-difference ground-water flow model, by S.A. Leake and D.E. Prudic: USGS—TWRI Book 6, Chapter A2. 1991.

Chapter A3:  A modular finite-element model (MODFE) for areal and axisymmetric ground-water-flow problems, Part 1: Model description and user's manual, by L.J. Tork: USGS—TWRI Book 6, Chapter A3. 1993.

Chapter A4:  A modular finite-element model (MODFE) for areal and axisymmetric ground-water-flow problems, Part 2: Derivation of finite-element equations and comparisons with analytical solutions, by R.L. Cooley: USGS—TWRI Book 6, Chapter A4. 1992.

Chapter A5:  A modular finite-element model (MODFE) for areal and axisymmetric ground-water-flow problems, Part 3: Design philosophy and programming details, by L.J. Torak: USGS—TWRI Book 6, Chapter A5, 1993.

Chapter A6:  A coupled surface-water and ground-water flow model (MODBRANCH) for simulation of stream-aquifer interaction, by E.D. Swain and E.J. Wexler: USGS—TWRI Book 6, Chapter A6, 1996.

Chapter A7:  User's Guide to SEAWAT: A computer program for simulation of three-dimensional variable-density ground-water flow, by Weixing Guo and Christian D. Langevin: USGS—TWRI Book 6, Chapter A7, 2002.

Book 7: Automated Data Processing and Computations

Section C: Computer programs

Chapter C1:   Finite-difference model for aquifer simulation in two dimensions with results of numerical experiments, by P.C. Trescott, G.F. Pinder and S.P. Larson: USGS—TWRI Book 7, Chapter C1. 1976.

Chapter C2:   Computer model of two-dimensional solute transport and dispersion in ground water, by L.F. Konikow and J.D. Bredehoeft: USGS—TWRI Book 7, Chapter C2. 1978.

Chapter C3:  A model for simulation of flow in singular and interconnected channels, by R.W. Schaffranek, R.A. Baltzer and D.E. Goldberg: USGS—TWRI Book 7, Chapter C3. 1981.

Book 8: Instrumentation

Section A: Instruments for measurement of water level

Chapter A1:   Methods of measuring water levels in deep wells, by M.S. Garber and F.C. Koopman: USGS—TWRI Book 8, Chapter A1. 1968.

Chapter A2:   Installation and service Manual for U.S. Geological Survey manometers, by J.D. Craig: USGS—TWRI Book 8, Chapter A2. 1983.

Chapter A3:   Use of submersible pressure transducers in water-resources investigations, by L.A. Freeman, M.C. Carpenter, D.O. Rosenberry, J.P. Rousseau, Randy Unger, and John S. McLean: USGS—TWRIBook 8, Chapter A3, 2004

Section B: Instruments for measurement of discharge

Chapter B2:   Calibration and maintenance of vertical-axis type current meters, by G.F. Smoot and C.E. Novak: USGS—TWRI Book 8, Chapter B2. 1968.

Book 9: Handbooks for Water-Resources Investigations

Section A: National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data (Full table of contents and errata/comments)

Chapter A1:  Preparations for water sampling, by F.D. Wilde, D.B. Radtke, Jacob Gibs, and R.T. Iwatsubo: USGS—TWRI Book 9, Chapter A1. 1998.

Chapter A2:  Selection of equipment for water sampling, edited by F.D. Wilde, D.B. Radtke, Jacob Gibs, and R.T. Iwatsubo, Editors: USGS—TWRI Book 9, Chapter A2. 1998.

Chapter A3:  Cleaning of equipment for water sampling, edited by F.D. Wilde, D.B. Radtke, Jacob Gibs, and R.T. Iwatsubo: USGS—TWRI Book 9, Chapter A3. 1998.

Chapter A4:  Collection of water samples, edited by F.D. Wilde, D.B. Radtke, Jacob Gibs, and R.T. Iwatsubo: USGS—TWRI Book 9, Chapter A4. 1999.

Chapter A5:  Processing of water samples, edited by F.D. Wilde, D.B. Radtke, Jacob Gibs, and R.T. Iwatsubo: USGS—TWRI Book 9, Chapter A5. 1999.

Chapter A6:  Field measurements, edited by F.D. Wilde and D.B. Radtke (Section 6.6--2nd edition--9/2001): USGS—TWRI Book 9, Chapter A6. 1998.

Chapter A7:  Biological indicators, edited by D.N. Myers and F.D. Wilde: USGS—TWRI Book 9, Chapter A7. 1997.

Chapter A8:  Bottom-material samples, by D.B. Radtke: USGS—TWRI Book 9, Chapter A8. 1997.

Chapter A9:  Safety in field activities, by S.L. Land and R.G. Fay:USGS—TWRI Book 9, Chapter A9. 1997.





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