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Palaeohydrology: Understanding Global Change

K. J. Gregory (Editor), G. Benito (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-84739-8
410 pages
June 2003
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With considerable interest in global change, this topical book provides a general overview of global paleohydrology. The first section provides a global review of the field by exploring real world hydrological scenarios during past environmental changes over extensive areas of Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Australasia. This is followed by an up-to-date review of the key methodologies of fluvial palaeohydrology and the hydrological methods for palaeohydrological construction
  • Team of international contributors focusing on major issues rather than regional detail
  • Associated website containing database, expanded bibliography, reports from international programmes eg INQUA
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List of Contributors.

Preface.

Foreword.

PART 1: INTRODUCTION.

Chapter 1. Potential of Palaeohydrology in Relation to Global Change (K.J. Gregory & G. Benito).

PART 2: PERSPECTIVES.

Chapter 2. INQUA Research and Palaeohydrology (L. Starkel).

Chapter 3. Palaeohydrology and International Global Change Programs (K. Alverson & T. Edwards).

PART 3: WORLD AREAS.

Chapter 4. Introduction to Regional Palaeohydrologic Regimes and Areas (K.J. Gregory & G. Benito).

Section I. High-latitude regions.

Chapter 5. High-latitude Fluvial Morphology: The Example from the Usa River, Northern Russia (J. Vandenberghe & M. Huisink).

Section II. Mid-latitude regions.

Chapter 6. The Lateglacial and Holocene Palaeohydrology of Northern Eurasia (A. Sidorchuk, et al.).

Chapter 7. Palaeohydrology of Central Europe (L. Starkel).

Chapter 8. Global Environmental Change and the Palaeohydrology of Western Europe: A Review (A.G. Brown).

Chapter 9. Palaeohydrological Changes in the Mediterranean Region during the Late Quaternary (G. Benito).

Chapter 10. North American Palaeofloods and Future Floods: Responses to Climatic Change (J.C. Knox).

Section III. Low-latitude regions.

Chapter 11. Palaeohydrological Reconstructions for Tropical Africa since the Last Glacial Maximum – Evidence and Problems (M. F. Thomas & M. B. Thorp).

Chapter 12. The Late-Quaternary Palaeohydrology of Large South American Fluvial Systems (E.M. Latrubesse).

Chapter 13. Late Pleistocene–Holocene Palaeohydrology of Monsoon Asia (V. Kale, et al.).

Chapter 14. Alluvial Evidence of Major Late-Quaternary Climate and Flow-regime Changes on the Coastal Rivers of New South Wales, Australia (G. Nanson, et al.).

PART 4: RECENT PROGRESS INTERPRETING EVIDENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE.

Chapter 15. Data Sharing in Palaeohydrology: Changing Perspectives (T. Oguchi, et al.).

Chapter 16. Fluvial Morphology and Sediments: Archives of Past Fluvial System Response to Global Change (D. Maddy, et al.).

Chapter 17. Palaeohydrological Modelling: from Palaeohydraulics to Palaeohydrology (J. Thornes).

Chapter 18. Palaeofloods and Extended Discharge Records (V. Baker).

Chapter 19. Palaeohydraulics of Extreme Flood Events: Reality and Myth (P. Carling, et al.).

Chapter 20. Short-term Hydrological Changes (L. Starkel).

Chapter 21. Palaeohydrology, Environmental Change and River-channel Management (K. Gregory).

PART 5: PROSPECT.

Chapter 22. Concluding Perspective ( K. Gregory & G. Benito).

Appendix: Discussion at the Fifth International Meeting of GLOCOPH in Pune, India, December 2002.

Index.

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