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Floods in Sikkim Himalaya - their causes, course and effects

Flood studies in India

Auteurs :
STARKEL, L.
FROEHLICH, W.
SOJA, R.
KALE, V.S.

Description :
The uplifting Sikkim Himalaya are invaded every 20-40 years by extreme floods caused by continuous rains, exceeding 600-1000 mm in 2-3 days. Steep slopes, permeable soils and deforestation cause a simultaneous passing of thresholds of the slope and channel subsystems. In the subsiding plains, overflooding, lateral shifting of channel are avulsion over the extensive alluvial fans occurs during such extreme events. - (DG)


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Collection Memoir, 1998, vol. 41, p. 101-118, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 38 ref.

Date :
1998

Identifiants :
isbn : 81-85867-33X

Editeur :
Pays édition : Inde, Bangalore, Geological Society of India

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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