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Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

Storminess and Environmental Change

Climate Forcing and Responses in the Mediterranean Region

Editors: Diodato, Nazzareno, Bellocchi, Gianni (Eds.)

  • An overview of storminess and climate change models in the Mediterranean area
  • Includes a set of parsimonious approaches to climate and environment modelling 
  • Presents key issues for the interpretation of climate and environmental history
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About this book

This book describes recent developments in the modeling of hydro-climatological processes in time and space. The topic brings together a wide range of disciplines, such as climatology, hydrology, geomorphology and ecology, with examples of problems and related modeling approaches. Parsimonious hydro-climatological models hold the potential to simulate the combined effects of rainfall intensity and distribution patterns in the absence of precipitation records for short time intervals (e.g. daily to sub-hourly) and over large areas (e.g. regional to continental). In this book, we show how the principle of parsimony can be followed without sacrificing depth in seeking to understand a variety of landscape and surface processes that include hydrologic phenomena. Geographically speaking, the focus of the book is on Mediterranean environments. In this region, which is characterized by a complex morphology, soil erosion by water is a major cause of landscape degradation and the fragility of ecosystems is abundantly documented. By exploring interactions between erosive storms and land with the help of modeling solutions created at a variety of scales, the book investigates in detail the climatic implications for the Mediterranean landscape in an effort to bridge historical and contemporary research, which makes it unique in its approach.

The book provides a valuable resource for environmental scientists, while also providing an important basis for graduate and postgraduate students interested in research on hydrological cycles and environmental changes.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Diodato, Nazzareno (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Extreme Rainfalls in the Mediterranean Area

    Mariani, Luigi (et al.)

    Pages 17-37

  • Rainfalls and Storm Erosivity

    Diodato, Nazzareno (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

  • Finding Simplicity in Storm Erosivity Modelling

    Diodato, Nazzareno (et al.)

    Pages 53-64

  • Characteristics of Flash Flood Regimes in the Mediterranean Region

    Borga, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 65-76

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7948-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7947-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0689-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. November 4, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Storminess and Environmental Change
Book Subtitle
Climate Forcing and Responses in the Mediterranean Region
Editors
  • Nazzareno Diodato
  • Gianni Bellocchi
Series Title
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Series Volume
39
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7948-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7948-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7947-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0689-4
Series ISSN
1878-9897
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 283
Number of Illustrations and Tables
54 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
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