(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

The 1999 flood of the century in eastern North Carolina : extraordinary hydro-meteorological event or human-induced catastrophe

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LECCE S.A. (1) ; KOTECKI E.S. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of geography, East Carolina University, ETATS-UNIS


The aim of this study was to assess the degree with which the rainfall and flooding associated with Hurricane Floyd in North Carolina should be viewed simply as an extraordinary natural event, or as one intensified by human modifications of natural systems. Analysis of streamflow data in the Tar, Neuse, and Cape Fear river basins indicates that there have been no significant trends in the region that would signal an anthropogenic effect. Given the extreme nature of the precipitation, therefore, it is unlikely that human activities made this flood more severe than it otherwise would have been


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 29, no2 [pp. 101-120]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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