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Title: Large Floods in the United States: Where They Happen and Why
Url: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2003/circ1245/
Creator: Costa, John E.
O’Connor, Jim E., 1959-
Publisher: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Description: This report discusses the spatial distribution of the largest, most damaging floods in the United States and some of the factors that affect this distribution. Topics include regional climatology, topography, and basin size. A discussion of climatological factors includes the general northward trend of decreasing atmospheric moisture; proximity to oceanic moisture sources such as the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico; orientation of topographic features relative to directions of moisture flow; and regionally persistent versus locally intense conditions (precipitation).
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Engineering -- Special topics, A-Z -- Floods and flood control
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Hydrology. Water -- Ground and surface waters -- Rivers. Stream measurements -- Floods -- By region or country -- United States
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Hydrology. Water -- Ground and surface waters -- Rivers. Stream measurements -- Floods -- Flood forecasting
Social sciences -- Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology -- Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology -- Emergency management -- Relief in case of disasters -- Special types of disasters -- Floods
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Social studies -- Geography
Social studies -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Geography -- Natural hazards
Geography -- Floods and flooding
Date Issued: 2005-12-19
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
General Public
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Climatology
earth science
Education (General)
Natural hazards
Physical sciences
Date Of Record Release: 2011-07-21 03:00:06 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-10-08 12:06:12 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE
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