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Tree rings and natural hazards
Markus Stoffel

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Tree rings and natural hazards
a state-of-the-art
Markus Stoffel ... [et al.], editors

Published 2010 by Springer in Dordrecht [Netherlands], New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"The initial employment of tree rings in natural hazard studies was simply as a dating tool and rarely exploited other environmental information and records of damage contained within the tree. However, these unique, annually resolved, tree-ring records preserve valuable archives of past earth-surface processes on timescales of decades to centuries. As many of these processes are significant natural hazards, understanding their distribution, timing and controls provides valuable information that can assist in the prediction, mitigation and defence against these hazards and their effects on society. Tree Rings and Natural Hazards provides many illustrations of these themes, demonstrating the application of tree rings to studies of snow avalanches, rockfalls, landslides, floods, earthquakes, wildfires and several other processes. Several of the chapters are 'classic studies', others represent recent applications using previously unpublished material. They illustrate the breadth and diverse applications of contemporary dendrogeomorphology and underline the growing potential to expand such studies, possibly leading to the establishment of a range of techniques and approaches that may become standard practice in the analysis of natural hazards in the future."--Publisher's description.

Table of Contents

Tree rings and natural hazards : an introduction
Snow avalanches
Landslides
Rockfall
Debris flows
Flooding
Meteorological hazards
Wildfires
Earchquakes
Volcanic activity
Overall conclusion and outlook: Whither dendrogeomorphology? / Markus Stoffel ... [et al.].

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series
Advances in global change research -- v. 41, Advances in global change research -- v. 41.
Other Titles
Dendrogeomorphology.

Classifications

Library of Congress
QK477.2.A6 T735 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
xv, 505 p. :
Number of pages
505

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25101268M
Internet Archive
treeringsnatural00stof
ISBN 10
9048187354, 9048187362
ISBN 13
9789048187355, 9789048187362
LC Control Number
2010926582
OCLC/WorldCat
495597927

History

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