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(Article of book en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

Floods in Sikkim Himalaya - their causes, course and effects

published at : Flood studies in India

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

STARKEL L. ; FROEHLICH W. ; SOJA R. ;

Abstract

The uplifting Sikkim Himalaya are invaded every 20-40 years by extreme floods caused by continuous rains, exceeding 600-1000 mm in 2-3 days. Steep slopes, permeable soils and deforestation cause a simultaneous passing of thresholds of the slope and channel subsystems. In the subsiding plains, overflooding, lateral shifting of channel are avulsion over the extensive alluvial fans occurs during such extreme events. - (DG)

Source

Book

Published at : Collection Memoir / ISBN 81-85867-33X ;

Editor : Geological Society of India, Bangalore - INDE

Millesime : 1998, vol. 41 [pp. 101-118]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Réseau PRODIG - Paris

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