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River Ice Processes and Ice Flood Forecasting

A Guide for Practitioners and Students

Authors: Lindenschmidt, Karl-Erich

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  • Provides students and practitioners with an understanding of theory and application of river ice processes
  • Includes exercises designed for students to become familiar with available tools such as those used to process remote sensing data
  • Prepares the reader with fundamental knowledge to be applied in monitoring, modelling and forecasting ice covers and floods
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About this Textbook

This book exposes practitioners and students to the theory and application of river and lake ice processes to gain a better understanding of these processes for modelling and forecasting. It focuses on the following processes of the surface water ice: freeze-up, ice cover thickening, ice cover breakup and ice jamming. The reader will receive a fundamental understanding of the physical processes of each component and how they are applied in monitoring and modelling ice covers during the winter season and forecasting ice floods. Exercises accompany each component to reinforce the theoretical principles learned. These exercises will also expose the reader to different tools to process data, such a space-borne remote sensing imagery for ice cover classification. A thread supporting numerical modelling of river ice and lake ice processes runs through the book.

About the authors

Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt is an associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and a Habilitation degree from the Technical University of Cottbus, Germany. Before his appointment at the University of Saskatchewan, Karl was with Manitoba Water Stewardship as a hydrologic modelling research engineer where one of his research topics involved monitoring and modelling river ice processes along the Red, Assiniboine and Dauphin Rivers. 

His knowledge on river ice processes aided Red River Floodway operations, the Ice Jam Mitigation Program along the lower Red River and flood risk management of the Lake St. Martin/Dauphin River system. He has also extended his portfolio of river ice work and research to include the Slave River in the Northwest Territories, the Peace and Athabasca rivers in Alberta, the South Saskatchewan and Qu’Appelle rivers in Saskatchewan and the Churchill and Exploits rivers in Newfoundland/Labrador. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Lindenschmidt, Karl-Erich

  • Freeze-Up

    Pages 11-38

    Lindenschmidt, Karl-Erich

  • Ice-Cover Monitoring

    Pages 39-77

    Lindenschmidt, Karl-Erich

  • Ice-Cover Breakup and Ice Jamming

    Pages 79-101

    Lindenschmidt, Karl-Erich

  • Remote Sensing

    Pages 103-120

    Lindenschmidt, Karl-Erich

Buy this book

eBook 14,99 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28679-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 74,99 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28678-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
River Ice Processes and Ice Flood Forecasting
Book Subtitle
A Guide for Practitioners and Students
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28679-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28679-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28678-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 267
Number of Illustrations
53 b/w illustrations, 216 illustrations in colour
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