2013, XXII, 373 p. 216 illus., 125 illus. in color.
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Delivers broad coverage of the topic, with examples from many different countries
Uses abundant illustrations to present processes in visual form
Collects contributions from the best experts, otherwise not available in English
This book presents new research on the geomorphological impacts of extreme precipitation events. It focuses on the extreme summer floods, which affected Central and Eastern Europe in 2010. Case studies on their consequences, including inundations, urban flooding, soil erosion, river bank retreat, alluvial fan accumulation, evolution of karst depressions, debris flows, landslides and soil saturation are presented for Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia. This key applied geomorphology book is crucial for anyone interested in these processes and their consequences and also for decision makers who face these catastrophes.
Foreword.- Content.- Contributors list.- Introduction .- Hydrometeorological Background .- Spring and Summer Weather in 2010: Regular or Exceptional? .- Floods.- Channel Changes Due to Extreme Rainfalls in the Polish Carpathians.- Geomorphic-Sedimentary Responses to Floods along Three Slovak Rivers.- Extreme Exogenous Processes in the Ukrainian Carpathians.- Flash Flood Analysis for Southwest-Hungary in 2010.- Extreme Weather and the Rivers of Hungary: Rates of Bank .- Extreme Flash Floods and Flood Risk Management in the Siret and Prut Basins.- Extreme Floods in Slovenia in September 2010.- Floods in the Danube River Basin in Croatia in 2010 .- Floods in Serbia in 2010 – Case Study: the Kolubara and Pcinja River.- Erosion Rates in the Nišava River Basin (Eastern Serbia) in 2010.- Flood Hazard in Bulgaria: Case Study of the Etropolska Stara Planina.- Landslides.- The May 2010 Landslide Event in Eastern Czech Republic.- Recent Debris Flows in the Tatra Mountains.- Landslide Hazards in the Polish Flysch Carpathians: Example of Łososina Dolna Community Landslides in the Romanian Curvature Carpathians in 2010.- Landslides in the Republic of Macedonia Triggered by Extreme Events in 2010.- Debris flows in the Middle Struma Valley, Southwest-Bulgaria.- Other impacts.- Intense Rainfalls and Gully Development in the Kőszeg Mountains (Hungary).- Weather Extremities and Soil Processes: Impact of Excess Water on Soil Structure in the Southern Great Hungarian Plain .- Intense Rainfalls and Karst Doline Evolution in Hungary.- Urban Geomorphological Processes in Pécs, Southwest-Hungary, Triggered by Extreme Weather in May and June 2010.- Conclusions.- Evaluation of Geomorphological Impact.