Understanding India's Rivers

late Quaternary palaeofloods, hazard assessment and global change

Victor Baker, L. L. Ely, Y. Enzel, V. S. Kale

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Abstract

To understand flood hazards and environmental change one needs scientific experience of such change as a complement to the conceptualization of that change. One of many ways to make this possible is through the recent scientific breakthrough in studying slackwater deposit and palaeostage indicators in stable-boundary fluvial reaches. Interestingly, the three or four largest local events in this sequence occurred in the last half century, and floods throughout this record appear clustered in time. These results have important implications for understanding climate change and the risks posed by major floods to people and their works. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMemoirs - Geological Society of India
Pages61-77
Number of pages17
Volume32
StatePublished - 1995

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Baker, V., Ely, L. L., Enzel, Y., & Kale, V. S. (1995). Understanding India's Rivers: late Quaternary palaeofloods, hazard assessment and global change. In Memoirs - Geological Society of India (Vol. 32, pp. 61-77)

Understanding India's Rivers : late Quaternary palaeofloods, hazard assessment and global change. / Baker, Victor; Ely, L. L.; Enzel, Y.; Kale, V. S.

Memoirs - Geological Society of India. Vol. 32 1995. p. 61-77.

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Baker, V, Ely, LL, Enzel, Y & Kale, VS 1995, Understanding India's Rivers: late Quaternary palaeofloods, hazard assessment and global change. in Memoirs - Geological Society of India. vol. 32, pp. 61-77.
Baker V, Ely LL, Enzel Y, Kale VS. Understanding India's Rivers: late Quaternary palaeofloods, hazard assessment and global change. In Memoirs - Geological Society of India. Vol. 32. 1995. p. 61-77
Baker, Victor ; Ely, L. L. ; Enzel, Y. ; Kale, V. S. / Understanding India's Rivers : late Quaternary palaeofloods, hazard assessment and global change. Memoirs - Geological Society of India. Vol. 32 1995. pp. 61-77
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