"Flood Geomorphology" describes and analyzes global causes, effects and dynamics of floods and includes methods for related environmental management. It reviews recent advances in the interdisciplinary study of floods and their effects on landforms, sediments, human works, and populations. The use of morphometric parameters of drainage basins is covered and standard procedures for measuring geomorphically significant variables following a major flood are established. 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. The book includes numerous photographs, illustrations and diagrams of flood effects around the world.
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 27th April 1988
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.6 x 21.55 x 3.05
Edition Number: 1