Advances in Global Change Research

Dating Torrential Processes on Fans and Cones

Methods and Their Application for Hazard and Risk Assessment

Editors: Schneuwly-Bollschweiler, Michelle, Stoffel, Markus, Rudolf-Miklau, Florian (Eds.)

  • A comprehensive overview of dating methods for flows and floods on fans and cones
  • Provides a detailed practical checklist for field analysis
  • Includes assessment of the benefits, limitations and costs of various methods
  • Illustrates the importance of historical data on past events for hazards and risk assessment
  • Provides a detailed practical checklist for field analysis
  • Includes assessment of the benefits, limitations and costs of various methods
  • Illustrates the importance of historical data on past events for hazards and risk assessment
  • Includes assessment of the benefits, limitations and costs of various methods
  • Illustrates the importance of historical data on past events for hazards and risk assessment
  • Illustrates the importance of historical data on past events for hazards and risk assessment
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This book provides a detailed overview on methods used for the dating of past torrential activity on fans and cones and fosters the discussion on the impact of past and potential future climate change on torrential processes. The book has a clear focus on the practical applications of these methods, complemented by case studies. The limits of each dating method in case of excessive natural and human interventions on fans and cones are shown.

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“The book contributes to fill the gap between scientists and engineers and planers by providing a detailed overview on methods for the dating of historical events and by fostering the discussion on the impact of past and potential future climatic changes on torrential processes. … an excellent book, which will help researchers, as well as engineers and planers to understand the complex processes of torrents in the Alpine realm. This publication will be a useful guide in the daily challenges of hazard and risk assessment.” (Thomas Hofmann, Jahrbuch der Geologischen Bundesanstalt, Vol. 152 (1-4), December, 2012)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Dating Past Events on Fans and Cones – An Introduction

    Stoffel, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Processes of Sediment Supply to Alluvial Fans and Debris Cones

    Harvey, Adrian

    Pages 15-32

  • Susceptibility and Triggers for Debris Flows: Emergence, Loading, Release and Entrainment

    Kaitna, Roland (et al.)

    Pages 33-49

  • Sediment Transport Processes

    Habersack, Helmut (et al.)

    Pages 51-73

  • Debris-Flow Runout and Deposition on the Fan

    Rickenmann, Dieter (et al.)

    Pages 75-93

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4336-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-4335-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9986-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dating Torrential Processes on Fans and Cones
Book Subtitle
Methods and Their Application for Hazard and Risk Assessment
Editors
  • Michelle Schneuwly-Bollschweiler
  • Markus Stoffel
  • Florian Rudolf-Miklau
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
47
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4336-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4336-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4335-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9986-8
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 424
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