Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Azadeh Ramesh
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  3. Azadeh Ramesh
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  9. Azadeh Ramesh
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 235-249

About this book

Introduction

This book is an original and novel contribution to flood hazard assessment, climate change and land use change and is intended to serve both as an effective source of information and a valuable basis for priority setting and further technical, financial and political decisions regarding flood hazard assessment. The study area is located on the floodplain of the Ubaye River in the Barcelonnette area, part of the Alpes de Haute Provence in southeast France. The book offers a comparative overview of the major challenges faced when dealing with flood hazards. The research presented is intended to promote a deeper understanding of how climate change and land use change processes have evolved from past to present, and how they affect the flow regime of the Ubaye River based on sound and reproducible scientific arguments. The methodology implemented ranges from remote sensing interpretation to hydrodynamic modeling and includes the application of spatial and statistical modeling. The results of this research provide essential information for policymaking, decision-making support and flood hazard planning in the Barcelonnette area.

Keywords

Climate Change Flood Hazard Assessment Hydrological Modeling Interpolation Techniques and Cross Validation Analysis Land Use Change

Authors and affiliations

  • Azadeh Ramesh
    • 1
  1. 1., Dept. of Geography and Regional ResearchUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5527-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5526-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5527-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
  • About this book