Springer | Geography | Jan. 8 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319264427 | 177 pages | pdf | 6.94 mb
Editors: Das, B.C., Ghosh, S., Islam, A., Ismail, M. (Eds.)
Presents a contemporary understanding of the geomorphic forms and processes at work in the Ganga-Brahmaputra delta
Explores new directions in quantitative geomorphology
Makes significant contribution to the field of alluvial stratigraphy, paleoclimatic reconstruction, and applied economic geology
This book explores the latest advances in our understanding of the evolution of the Ganga-Brahmaputra delta, examining the Damodar basin, Bhagirathi-Hooghly basin and Jalangi basin from historical, quantitative and applied geomorphology perspectives. The evolution of the Ganga-Brahmaputra delta is highly complex and remains poorly understood. To address that gap, this edited volume presents 11 research papers: the first seven chapters focus on the pure geomorphology and geohydrology of the delta, while the remaining four examine its applied geomorphological aspects.
The book offers a valuable guide for geologists, geographers, hydrologists, landscape ecologists, environmentalists, engineers, planners and policy makers.
Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 illus., 27 in colour