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Palaeohydrology and Environmental Change

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Palaeohydrology and Environmental Change

G. Benito (Editor), Victor R. Baker (Editor), K. J. Gregory

ISBN: 978-0-471-98465-8 October 1998 368 Pages

Description

Palaeohydrology and Environmental Change presents the most recent advances in the study of global changes in the hydrological regime during the last 20000 years. The book brings together new contributions; on regional palaeohydrology with case studies from all over the world; and on new methodologies and techniques used on palaeohydrological reconstructions. There are several key points that make this book an essential review to the international scientific community:
* The major emphasis is on areas very sensitive to climate changes such as the Mediterranean, Tundra regions and the Tropical Zones of Asia, Africa and America.
* New interdisciplinary methodologies in reconstructing palaeohydrological changes including palaeoecology, pollen and lichen analysis, identification of anthropogenic stressors and changes in climate circulation regimes.
* Modelling studies; conceptual and mesoscale models for reconstructing palaeoenvironments during the Quaternary.
This book will be a valuable reference work for all professionals and students interested in quaternary environmental, climatic and hydrological history including those in the fields of geology, geography, hydrology, biogeography, archaeology, and environmental sciences.
Partial table of contents:
Paleohydrology and the Hydrological Sciences (V. Baker).
PALAEOHYDROLOGICAL RESEARCH STRATEGIES.
Applications of Palaeohydrology (K. Gregory).
Palaeohydrology, Palaeodischarges and Palaeochannel Dimensions: Research Strategies for Meandering Alluvial Rivers (I. Reinfelds P. Bishop).
Fluvial Evidence of the Medieval Warm Period and the Late Medieval Climatic Deterioration in Europe (A. Brown).
PALAEOHYDROLOGICAL INTERPRETATIONS FROM DEPOSITIONAL SEQUENCES AND GEOMORPHOLOGICAL CHANGES.
Depositional Model for Cold-Climate Tundra Rivers (C. Kasse).
Tectonic Versus Climatic Controls on the River Maas Dynamics During the Late Glacial (M. Huisink).
PALAEOHYDROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES.
Palaeoenvironmental Changes in the Last Glacial Maximum around the Wakasa Bay Area, Central Japan (S. Miyamoto, et al.).
Anthropogenic Influence on the Development of the Holocene Terraces of the River Lippe, Germany (J. Herget).
LATE PLEISTOCENE PALAEOHYDROLOGY.
New Approach to the Ice Age Paleohydrology of Northern Eurasia (M. Grosswald).
Simulation of the Caspian Sea Level Changes During Last 20,000 Years (A. Kislov G. Surkova).
TROPICAL ZONE PALAEOHYDROLOGY.
Late Quaternary Landscape Instability in the Humid and Sub-humid Tropics (M. Thomas).
Palaeohydrological Changes in the Upper Parana River, Brazil, During the Late Quaternary: A Facies Approach (J. Stevaux M. dos Santos).
RESPONSE OF EXTREME EVENTS TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
Extreme Events in the Last 200 Years in the Upper Vistula Basin: Their Palaeohydrological Implications (L. Starkel).
Regional Palaeoflood Databases Applied to Flood Hazards and Palaeoclimate Analysis (A. Diez-Herrero, et al.).
Index.