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Advances in Global Change Research

Tree Rings and Natural Hazards

A State-of-Art

Editors: Stoffel, M., Bollschweiler, M., Butler, D.R., Luckman, B.H. (Eds.)

  • State-of-the-art book on tree-ring dating of natural hazards
  • First extensive compilation of classical and unpublished studies in hazard related tree-ring research
  • Outlines and demonstrates practical applications of tree rings in natural hazards study
  • Potential utility in specialist graduate and undergraduate and technical courses
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About this book

The initial employment of tree rings in natural hazard studies was simply as a dating tool and rarely exploited other environmental information and records of damage contained within the tree. However, these unique, annually resolved, tree-ring records preserve valuable archives of past earth-surface processes on timescales of decades to centuries. As many of these processes are significant natural hazards, understanding their distribution, timing and controls provides valuable information that can assist in the prediction, mitigation and defence against these hazards and their effects on society.

Tree Rings and Natural Hazards provides many illustrations of these themes, demonstrating the application of tree rings to studies of snow avalanches, rockfalls, landslides, floods, earthquakes, wildfires and several other processes. Several of the chapters are "classic studies", others represent recent applications using previously unpublished material. They illustrate the breadth and diverse applications of contemporary dendrogeomorphology and underline the growing potential to expand such studies, possibly leading to the establishment of a range of techniques and approaches that may become standard practice in the analysis of natural hazards in the future.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The four editors, from the US, Canada, and Switzerland, all contribute their research to this volume, along with some 80 other investigators. The papers examine how trees record geological events, accurately dated by the evidence left in annual rings, and the inferences that may be drawn from these long records. … Most analyses are highly detailed and specific, so this material will primarily interest advanced students and scientists conducting geological hazard research. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and researchers.” (M. K. Cleaveland, Choice, Vol. 48 (5), January, 2011)

“Tree Rings and Natural Hazards provides a needed and useful survey of a rapidly expanding area of research: using dendrochronology to study geomorphic hazards, including snow avalanches, landslides, rockfall, debris flows, flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic activity. … Any tree-ring scientist … would profit from reading this book, as would other geoscientists and specialists in natural hazards.” (Jeff Lukas, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, Vol. 43 (1), February, 2011)


Table of contents (48 chapters)

  • Tree Rings and Natural Hazards: An Introduction

    Stoffel, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Dendrogeomorphology and Snow Avalanche Research

    Luckman, Brian H.

    Pages 27-34

  • Tree-Ring Dating of Snow Avalanches in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

    Butler, David R. (et al.)

    Pages 35-46

  • Tracking Past Snow Avalanches in the SE Pyrenees

    Muntán, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 47-50

  • Tree-Ring Based Reconstruction of Past Snow Avalanche Events and Risk Assessment in Northern Gaspé Peninsula (Québec, Canada)

    Germain, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 51-73

Buy this book

eBook $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8736-2
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $339.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8735-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $339.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3217-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tree Rings and Natural Hazards
Book Subtitle
A State-of-Art
Editors
  • Markus Stoffel
  • Michelle Bollschweiler
  • David R. Butler
  • Brian H. Luckman
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
41
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8736-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8736-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8735-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3217-9
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 505
Number of Illustrations and Tables
177 b/w illustrations
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