Geomorphology and Natural Hazards : Proceedings of the 25th Binghamton Symposium on Geomorphology, Held September 24-25, 1994 at SUNY, Binghamton, U. S. A.

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1994-11-01
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd

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The theme of this proceedings volume is the latest research on geomorphic characteristics and processes associated with natural hazards. Presentations cover a gamut of types of disasters throughout the world, describing research and applications of studies in the U.S. and other countries. The book begins with a collection of papers giving a basic background and philosophy of approaching an understanding of natural disasters. These are followed by papers on natural hazards in coastal areas, mountainous regions, landslides, flooding and the detrimental effects of permafrost.

The book should prove valuable in gaining an insight of natural hazards and their geomorphic relations, which is imperative for prudent environmental planning in coping with disasters.

Table of Contents

Geomorphology and natural hazardsp. 1
Hazards: singularities in geomorphic systemsp. 19
The geomorphological dimensions of natural disastersp. 27
Geologic effects of hurricanesp. 37
Natural hazards of shoreline bluff erosion: a case study of Horizon View, Lake Huronp. 65
Geomorphological effects of tsunami run-up and backwashp. 83
Distribution of hazard types in a drainage basin and its relation to geomorphological settingp. 95
Recent climatic change and catastrophic geomorphic processes in mountain environmentsp. 107
Erroneous perceptions of fluvial hazardsp. 129
Geomorphological understanding of floodsp. 139
Geomorphic and hydrologic aspects of monsoon floods on the Narmada and Tapi Rivers in central Indiap. 157
Spatial variations in the magnitude of the 1993 floods, Raccoon River basin, Iowap. 169
Flooding of property of runoff from agricultural land in northwestern Europep. 183
Geomorphology applied to flooding problems of closed-basin lakes... specifically Great Salt Lake, Utahp. 197
The landslide hazard in the Himalayas: geological control and human actionp. 221
The geomorphology of some debris flows in the southern Sierra Nevada, Californiap. 231
Lichen dating of coseismic landslide hazards in alpine mountainsp. 253
The importance of earthquake-induced landslides to long-term slope erosion and slope-failure hazards in seismically active regionsp. 265
Large mid-Holocene and late Pleistocene earthquakes on the Oquirrh fault zone, Utahp. 285
Global warming and permafrost in Eurasia: a catastrophic scenariop. 317
Geological hazards, vulnerability, and risk assessment using GIS: model for Glenwood Springs, Coloradop. 331
The Binghamton Symposia in Geomorphologyp. 355
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