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By P. Kyle House, Robert H. Webb, Victor R. Baker, Daniel R. Levish

ISBN-10: 0875903541

ISBN-13: 9780875903545

ISBN-10: 1118665708

ISBN-13: 9781118665701

Published by means of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Water technology and alertness Series.

Ancient Floods, glossy risks: ideas and purposes of Paleoflood Hydrology is a milestone book with contributions to easy and utilized technology. experiences in hydrology, climatology, hydraulics, geochronology, geomorphology, and stratigraphy spotlight fresh advances in instruments, suggestions, and strategies for studying the actual facts of enormous floods. The papers during this quantity illustrate a number vital issues, including:

  • how paleoflood hydrology offers a foundation for the estimation of flood significance and frequency for flood threat analysis
  • the courting among weather variability and flood frequency
  • advances within the hydraulic modeling of floods
  • new purposes of distant sensing technology
  • superior realizing of the sedimentology, stratigraphy, and chronology of flood deposits
  • insight into geographic and geologic controls on floods

A specified quantity, this paintings bargains a wealth of knowledge to an individual inquisitive about the research of flood science.


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1994], House and Hirschboeck[1997], Hirschboecket al. [2000], and House andBaker [2001]. , CayanandPeterson,1989]. The causesof large floods on the Mojave and Verde Rivers are generally similar, although the Verde has a slightly more diverseflood regime. , 1994; Enzel and Wells, 1997]. , 1994]. One importantdistinctionbetweenthe two rivers is that dissipatingtropical stormshave been responsiblefor moderatemagnitudeVerde River floods in the20thcentury. , 1989]. , 1994]. , 1989]. The winter flooding in southernCalifornia and Central Arizona during 1993 was an excellentexampleof this phenomenon[Houseand Hirschboeck,1997].

_ _ 30 CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND FLOOD FREQUENCY 50 ø 45 ø 40 ø 35 oN 125 ø 120 ø 115 ø 110 ø 105 ø Figure 6. , 2001] andtotal annualprecipitationoverclimatedivisionsof the westernUnited States duringthe20thcentury. Pointcorrelations arerepresented by triangles (upward for positive values, downward for negativevalues;extremesareshownfor scale),andinterpolatedvaluesarerepresented by contourlines. half dozenor so floodsper century:the very largestevents. For annualdischargeslessthan the very highestvalannual floodpeaks greater than1500m3/s.

G. , 1995]. Additionally,evidence remainsbetterpreserved,and for longertime periods,and hasoftennot yet beensignificantlydisturbedby humanactivities,eventhoughpopulationsare now flockingto desert landscapes. Paleohydrologic andPaleoclimaticData Typesand Applications Three principaltypesof paleohydrologic data bear on the discussion presemedhere: fluvial, lacustrine,and dendrochronological. The temporalresolutionof typical fluvial and lacustrine data varies from decades at best to several centuries at worst.

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