Principles of Sw Hydrology describes the factors that control the accumulation, melting and ruff of water from seasonal swpacks over the surface of the earth. The book addresses t only the basic principles governing sw in the hydrologic cycle, but also the latest applications of remote sensing, and techniques for modeling streamflow from swmelt across large mixed land-use river basins. Individual chapters are devoted to climatology and distribution of sw, swpack energy exchange, sw chemistry, ground-based measurements and remote sensing of swpack characteristics, swpack management, and modeling swmelt ruff. Many chapters have review questions and problems with solutions available online. This book is a reference book for practicing water resources managers and a text for advanced hydrology and water resources courses which span fields such as engineering, earth sciences, meteorology, biogeochemistry, forestry and range management, and water resources planning.