River Discharge to the Coastal Ocean
- Publication date:February 2011
- 10 b/w illus. 160 colour illus. 140 maps 70 tables
- Dimensions: 276 x 219 mm
- Weight: 1.3kg
- Replaced by9781107612181
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. It also discusses the ways in which climatic variation, episodic events and anthropogenic activities – past, present and future – affect the quantity and quality of river discharge. The book contains more than 165 figures – many in full color – including global and regional maps. An 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. Now available in paperback, reprinted with corrections, this is an invaluable resource for researchers, professionals and graduate students in hydrology, oceanography, geology, geomorphology and environmental policy.