GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences

Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin

Editors: Kundzewicz, Z.W., Stoffel, M., Niedźwiedź, T., Wyżga, B. (Eds.)

  • Multidisciplinary work on the entirety of flood issues in the Lower Vistula BasinCovers climatology, geomorphology, hydrology and management aspectsConsiders multiple factors influencing flood risk

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About this book

This pioneering book addresses the entirety of river flooding issues in the Upper Vistula Basin, where considerable flood generation potential exists. It analyses the factors influencing flood risk, investigates variations in observation records and discusses projections for the future and adaptation to changing risk. It serves the general interest in understanding the floods that cause massive destruction in Europe, with dozens of fatalities and tremendous material damages. This interdisciplinary book, which covers aspects of climatology, geomorphology, hydrology, and water and flood risk management, unveils the complexity of the current situation. Access to reliable and accurate information can help solve important practical problems related to flood risk reduction strategies, and is at the core of the EU Floods Directive. As such, the book offers a valuable resource for scientists, educators and practitioners involved in water management, natural disaster reduction and adaptation to climate change.

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“I enjoyed reading Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin. … the editors made a strong effort to organize the 4 major sections into coherent themes that cover a range of flood-relevant issues. … There is also a comprehensive and well-written introduction to the region, describing its history, culture, and geography. … The availability of this book in English will enable comparative studies with floods in other mountainous regions.” (Witold Krajewski, Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 37 (4), November, 2017)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • The Upper Vistula Basin—A Geographical Overview

    Pociask-Karteczka, Joanna

    Pages 3-21

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  • Floods in Mountain Basins

    Stoffel, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 23-37

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  • Anatomy of Flood Risk

    Kundzewicz, Zbigniew W. (et al.)

    Pages 39-52

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  • Flood Generation Mechanisms and Changes in Principal Drivers

    Wyżga, Bartłomiej (et al.)

    Pages 55-75

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  • Methods to Assess Large Wood Dynamics and the Associated Flood Hazard in Polish Carpathian Watercourses of Different Size

    Mikuś, Paweł (et al.)

    Pages 77-101

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41922-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82464-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin
Editors
  • Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz
  • Markus Stoffel
  • Tadeusz Niedźwiedź
  • Bartłomiej Wyżga
Series Title
GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41923-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41923-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41922-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82464-2
Series ISSN
2190-5193
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 418
Number of Illustrations and Tables
149 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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