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Palaeohydrology : traces, tracks and trails of extreme events

Author: Jürgen Herget; Alessandro Fontana
Publisher: Cham : Springer, ©2020.
Series: Geography of the physical environment.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Herget, Jürgen.
Palaeohydrology : Traces, Tracks and Trails of Extreme Events.
Cham : Springer, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Herget; Alessandro Fontana
ISBN: 9783030233150 3030233154
OCLC Number: 1107573764
Notes: 5 Geomorphological and Geoarchaeological Evidence of the Medieval Deluge in the Tagliamento River (NE Italy)
Description: 1 online resource (x, 230 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
Contents: Intro; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Studies with Temporal Focus; 1 Global Megaflood Paleohydrology; Abstract; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Historical and Philosophical Background; 1.2.1 Earliest History of Megaflood Paleohydrology; 1.2.2 The Spokane Flood Controversy; 1.3 Modern Methodologies; 1.3.1 Paleohydraulics; 1.3.2 Geochronology; 1.4 More Controversies; 1.4.1 Asian Megafloods; 1.4.2 Subglacial Megafloods; 1.5 Global Distribution of Megafloods; 1.5.1 Iceland; 1.5.2 Asia; 1.5.3 Europe; 1.5.4 North America; 1.5.5 South America; 1.5.6 Antarctica; 1.6 Research Frontiers 1.6.1 Marine Megafloods1.6.2 Martian Megafloods; 1.6.3 Megafloods and Planetary Change; 1.7 Discussion and Conclusions; References; 2 Flooding Northern Germany: Impacts and Magnitudes of Middle Pleistocene Glacial Lake-Outburst Floods; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Middle Pleistocene Glaciations and Related Ice-Dammed Lakes in Northern Central Europe; 2.2.1 Palaeogeographic Reconstructions of Middle Pleistocene Ice-Dammed Lakes in Northern Germany and the Southern North Sea Basin; 2.3 Lake Drainage; 2.3.1 Lake-Outburst Flood-Related Erosional and Depositional Features 2.3.2 Flood Magnitudes and Flood Simulations2.4 2D Hydraulic Simulation; 2.5 Impact of Middle Pleistocene Lake-Outburst Floods on the Evolution of Ice-Marginal Valleys and Post-glacial Fluvial Systems; 2.6 Summary; Acknowledgements; References; 3 Outburst Flood from Möhne Reservoir in May 1943 After Aerial Bombing; Abstract; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The Ruhr District of 1943 and Its Water Supply; 3.3 Weapon Technology and the Attack in May 1943; 3.4 Applied Methods; 3.5 Reconstruction of the Outburst Flood Along the River Ruhr Valley 3.6 Damage, Psychological Effects and Political Consequences Caused by the Outburst Flood3.7 Context and Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; Studies with Regional Focus; 4 Droughts in Historical Times in Europe, as Derived from Documentary Evidence; Abstract; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Documentary Evidence; 4.3 Methods of Drought Reconstruction; 4.3.1 Interpretation of Droughts from Documentary Data; 4.3.2 Drought Reconstructions; 4.4 Droughts in Historical Times in Europe; 4.4.1 Spatiotemporal Overview of the Long-Term Variability of Droughts; 4.4.1.1 The Mediterranean 4.4.1.2 Western Europe4.4.1.3 Central Europe; 4.4.1.4 Eastern Europe; 4.4.2 Examples of Outstanding European Droughts in the Past; 4.4.2.1 Drought in 1361; 4.4.2.2 Drought in 1616; 4.4.2.3 Drought in 1718-1719; 4.5 Drought Impacts and Societal Responses; 4.5.1 Impacts of Drought on Society; 4.5.2 Social Responses; 4.5.2.1 Perception, Spiritual and Ritual Approaches; 4.5.2.2 Institutional/Legal-Administrative Decisions and Changes; 4.6 Perspectives for Future Research into Historical Droughts in Europe; Acknowledgements; References
Series Title: Geography of the physical environment.
Responsibility: Jürgen Herget, Alessandro Fontana, editors.

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