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Extreme event in the last 200 years in the Upper Vistula Basin : their palaeohydrological implications

Palaeohydrology and environmental change

Auteurs :
STARKEL, L.
BENITO, G.
BAKER, V.R.
GREGORY, K.J.

Description :
To provide characteristics of present-day extreme events which may serve as a key to better recognition of past hydrological changes, the upper Vistula basin was taken as an example. The observations are mainly related to last 100-150 years. The A. distinguish the effects of heavy downpours, continuous rains and extreme rainy seasons, as well as snowmelt floods visible in transformation of slopes and river channels. This examination shows a random distribution in 20-th century with few clusterings of events. Only first half of 19-th century, the last phase of the Little Ice Age shows higher frequency of extreme events. This study shows also a great regional diversity in effects of extreme events. Therefore all recontruction of the humid phases during the Holocene should be done very carefully. - (DG)


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
, p. 289-305, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 66 ref.

Date :
1998

Identifiants :
isbn : 0-471-98465-5

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Chichester, John Wiley and Sons

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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