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About this book
About this book
This edited volume was originally published in 2000 and presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary review of issues related to inland flood hazards. It addresses physical controls on flooding, flood processes and effects, and responses to flooding, from the perspective of human, aquatic, and riparian communities. Individual chapter authors are recognized experts in their fields who draw on examples and case studies of inland flood hazards from around the world. This volume is unusual among treatments of flood hazards in that it addresses how the non-occurrence of floods, in association with flow regulation and other human manipulation of river systems, may create hazards for aquatic and riparian communities.
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. Ramirez; 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.
568 pages, 4 col plates, 22 illus, 74 figs, 34 tabs
'... this book provides a welcome, fresh outlook. It is well illustrated with diagrams and black-and-white photographs. Each chapter lists references and there is an index. ... Can be recommended as an up-to-date account that should establish itself as a useful volume for students in a wide range of field science disciplines.' Keith Smith, Geography and Environmental Science '... comes with unreserved recommendation as a comprehensive work that nonetheless loses little in depth.' The Geographical Journal '... a well-constructed book with a non-traditional inclusion of flood processes and implications. There is much to like about this kind of approach, and just about any reader, no matter what their background or interest in floods, will find something of interest and importance in here.' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms