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Palaeohydrology Traces, Tracks and Trails of Extreme Events

By: Jürgen Herget(Editor), Alessandro Fontana(Editor)
230 pages, 93 colour & 17 b/w photos and illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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This book provides a review of the most relevant topics on the booming discipline of palaeohydrology and focuses on previous extreme events like exceptional floods and droughts. Reviews written by leading experts of their fields are combined with selected key studies and presentations on up-to-day methodical and conceptional topics as a perspective for further research. Consequently, the compilation provides an excellent review on the state of the art of numerous relevant topics of palaeohydrology and acts as unique introduction for early career scientists and scientists of different disciplines working on hydrological extreme events, both in basic research and applied aspects.


Part A: Studies with temporal focus
Ch.1 Global megaflood paleohydrology
Ch.2 Flooding northern Germany: impacts and magnitudes of Middle Pleistocene glacial lake-outburst floods
Ch.3 Outburst flood from Moehne Reservoir in May 1943 after aerial bombing

Part B: Studies with regional focus
Ch.4 Droughts in historical times in Europe, as derived from documentary evidence
Ch.5 Geomorphological and geoarchaeological evidence of the Medieval deluge in the Tagliamento River (NE Italy)
Ch.6 Inverted channels in the eastern Sahara - distribution, formation, and interpretation to enable reconstruction of paleodrainage networks
Ch.7 Noah's Flood - probing an ancient narrative using geoscience

Part C: Studies with methodical and technical topics
Ch.8 Luminescence dating in fluvial settings: overcoming the challenge of partial bleaching
Ch.9 Large palaeomeanders in Europe: distribution, formation process, age, environments and significance
Ch.10 Palaeostage indicators in rivers - an illustrated review
Ch.11 High-resolution sedimentary paleoflood records in alluvial river environments - a review of recent methodological advances and application to flood hazard assessment

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By: Jürgen Herget(Editor), Alessandro Fontana(Editor)
230 pages, 93 colour & 17 b/w photos and illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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