Inland Flood Hazards: Human, Riparian, and Aquatic Communities

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Overview

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary review of issues related to inland flood hazards, this important work addresses physical controls on flooding, flood processes and effects, and responses to flooding, from the perspectives of human, aquatic, and riparian communities. The contributors, recognized experts in their fields, draw on examples and case studies of inland flood hazards from around the world. The volume is unique in that it addresses how the nonoccurrence of floods, in association with flow regulation and other human manipulation of river systems, may create hazards for aquatic and riparian communities. This book will be a valuable resource for all professionals concerned with inland flood hazards.

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"A fine series of essays that provide a thorough review of the literature on this ever-timely subject." Northern Naturalist

"Dr. Wohl has successfully accomplished her daunting objective...I am impressed with the breadth of coverage, overall high quality of writing, tight editing, and generally clear, 'professional' illustrative material...The volume is packed with informative and well-written overviews covering a very wide range of flood hazard topics. I am sure the book will be a well-used item on my bookshelf." Geoscience Canada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521624190
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Inland flood hazards Ellen E. Wohl; Part II. Physical Controls on Flooding: 2. Hydroclimatology of meteorologic floods K. K. Hirschboeck et al.; 3. Floods from natural and artificial dam failures Daniel A. Cenderelli; 4. Anthropogenic impacts on flood hazards Ellen E. Wohl; Part III. Flood Processes and Effects: 5. Inundation hydrology Leal A. K. Mertes; 6. Geomorphic effects of floods Ellen E. Wohl; 7. Contaminant transport hazards during flooding Jim B. Finley; 8. Floods, flood control, and bottomland vegetation Jonathan M. Friedman and Gregor T. Auble; 9. Flooding and aquatic ecosystems Richard S. Wydoski and Edmund J. Wick; 10. The effects of variable river flow on human communities Dorothy Merritts; Part IV. Responses to Flooding: 11. Prediction and modeling of flood hydrology and hydraulics Jorge A. Ramírez; 12. Flood frequency analysis and statistical estimation of flood risk Jery R. Stedinger; 13. Paleoflood hydrology and the estimation of extreme floods Victor R. Baker; 14. Comparison of flood management strategies Chester C. Watson and Davis S. Biedenharn; 15. Nonstructural mitigation of flood hazards Eve Gruntfest; 16. Planning for flow requirements to sustain stream biota Clair B. Stalnaker and Edmund J. Wick; 17. Cultural perceptions of flooding Melinda Laituri; 18. Urban planning for flood hazards, risk, and vulnerability Douglas Hamilton and Alejandro Joaquin; Part V. Conclusions: 19. Floods in the twenty-first century Ellen E. Wohl.

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