Global Drought and Flood

Monitoring, Prediction, and Adaptation
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Recent advances in the modeling and remote sensing of droughts and floods

Droughts and floods are causing increasing damage worldwide, often with devastating short- and long-term impacts on human society. Forecasting when they will occur, monitoring them as they develop, and learning from the past to improve disaster management is vital.

Global Drought and Flood: Observation, Modeling, and Prediction presents recent advances in the modeling and remote sensing of droughts and floods. It also describes the techniques and products currently available and how they are being used in practice.

Volume highlights include:

Remote sensing approaches for mapping droughts and floods Physical and statistical models for monitoring and forecasting hydrologic hazards Features of various drought and flood systems and products Use by governments, humanitarian, and development stakeholders in recent disaster cases Improving the collaboration between hazard information provision and end users The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Its publications disseminate scientific knowledge and provide resources for researchers, students, and professionals.

Detailed info
  • Age restriction: 0+
  • Size: 980 pp. 278 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781119427216
  • Editors: Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Huan Wu, Philip J. Ward, Qiuhong Tang
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Copyright: John Wiley & Sons Limited
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