This book, first published in 1987, contains a collection of papers presented at the 18th Binghamton Symposium, focusing on the topic of catastrophic flooding. These papers make the case for the careful collection and interpretation of data from which the importance and effects of catastrophic flooding may be deduced. Questions tackled include: what are the causes and effects of catastrophic flooding? What parameters should be used to measure them? What effect do they have on erosional and depositional landforms? Can modelling be used to predict their flow dynamics?
1. Flood Power Victor R. Baker and John E. Costa 2. Catastrophic Flooding and Atmospheric Circulation Anomalies Katherine K. Hirschboeck 3. El Nino and Annual Floods in Coastal Peru Peter R. Waylen and César N. Caviedes 4. Observations of Jökulhlaups from Ice-Damned Strandline Lake, Alaska: Implications for Paleohydrology Matthuew Sturm, James Beget and Carl Benson 5. Glacial-Lake Outbursts Along the Mid-Continent Margins of the Laurentide Ice-Sheet Alan E. Kehew and Mark L. Lord 6. Catastrophic Flooding into the Great Lakes from Lake Agassiz James T. Teller and L. Harvey Thorliefson 7. Drainage of lake Wisconsin Near the End of the Wisconsin Glaciation Lee Clayton and John Attig 8. Stratigraphic Evidence of Large Floods in the Upper Mississippi Valley James C. Knox 9. Reconstruction of a Flood Resulting from a Moraine-Dam Failure using Geomorphological Evidence and Dam-Break Modelling P.A. Carling and M.S. Glaister 10. Changes Accompanying an Extraordinary Flood on a Sand-Bed Stream W.R. Osterkamp and John E. Costa 11. A Medieval Catastrophic Flood in Central West Iran Ian A. Brookes 12. Occurrence and Geomorphic Effects of Streamflow and Debris Flow Floods in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah Robert H. Webb 13. Techniques Used by the US Geological Survey in Estimating the Magnitude and Frequency of Floods Wilbert O. Thomas, Jr. 14. Planetary Analogues for Geomorphic Features Produced by Catastrophic Flooding Lisa A. Rossbacher and Dallas D. Rhodes 15. Dynamics of a Missoula Flood Richard G. Craig 16. Effects of a High Magnitude Flood in a Mediterranean Climate: A Case Study in the Jordan River Basin Moshe Inbar 17. Storm-Induced Catastrophic Flooding in Virginia and West Virginia, November 1985 G. Michael Clark, R.B. Jacobson, J. Steven Kite and R.C. Linton 18. A High Magnitude Flood in the Sinai Desert Asher P. Schick and Judith Lekach