Understanding India's Rivers: late Quaternary palaeofloods, hazard assessment and global change

V. R. 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)
Pages (from-to)61-77
Number of pages17
JournalMemoirs - Geological Society of India
Volume32
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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