Machine generated contents note: Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. Runoff, erosion and delivery to the coastal ocean; 3. Temporal variations; 4. Human impacts; Appendices. Global River Data Base: Appendix A: North and Central America; Appendix B: South America; Appendix C: Europe; Appendix D: Africa; Appendix E: Eurasia; Appendix F: Asia; Appendix G: Oceania; References; Index.
"Rivers provide the primary link between land and sea. Utilizing the world’s largest database, this book presents a detailed analysis and synthesis of the processes affecting fluvial discharge of water, sediment and dissolved solids. The ways in which climatic variation, episodic events, and anthropogenic activities - past, present and future - affect the quantity and quality of river discharge are discussed in the final two chapters. The book contains 26 tables and more than 165 figures - many in full color - including global and regional maps. The book’s extensive appendix presents the 1534-river database as a series of 44 tables that provide quantitative data regarding the discharge of water, sediment and dissolved solids. The complete database is also presented within a GIS-based package available online at www.cambridge.org/milliman. River Discharge to the Coastal Ocean provides an invaluable resource for researchers, professionals and graduate students in hydrology, oceanography, geology, geomorphology and environmental policy"--.
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