Flood Geomorphology / Edition 1

Flood Geomorphology / Edition 1

by Victor R. Baker, R. Craig Kochel, Peter C. Patton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471625582

ISBN-13: 9780471625582

Pub. Date: 04/27/1988

Publisher: Wiley

Describes and analyzes global causes, effects and dynamics of floods and includes methods for related environmental management. Reviews recent advances in the interdisciplinary study of floods and their effects on landforms, sediments, human works, and populations. Covers the use of morphometric parameters of drainage basins and establishes standard procedures for

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Overview

Describes and analyzes global causes, effects and dynamics of floods and includes methods for related environmental management. Reviews recent advances in the interdisciplinary study of floods and their effects on landforms, sediments, human works, and populations. Covers the use of morphometric parameters of drainage basins and establishes standard procedures for measuring geomorphically significant variables following a major flood. Specific chapters present data on the neglected topic of sedimentation in bedrock fluvial systems, and discuss, from the viewpoint of Holocene stratigraphy, common alluvial systems leading to flood plains. Includes numerous photos, illustrations and diagrams of flood effects around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471625582
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/27/1988
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 11.26(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Overview.

External Controls and Geomorphic Measurements.

Flood Processes.

Floods, Climate, Landscape.

Palefloods.

Environmental Management.

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