Floods constitute one of the most globally pervasive and persistent natural hazards despite significant advances in meteorological and hydrological modeling and forecasting over the last 50 years. One issue that remains a barrier to flood prediction and the implementation of a flood resiliency framework for most locations is that instrumented river discharge records rarely span more than 100 years, and as a result, are not adequate for characterizing low frequency, extreme flow events. Recent events, such as Hurricane Harvey, highlight the critical need for longer records of floods, which only paleorecords can provide, to truly understand and assess risk associated with large flood events. This session aims to convene a broad community of researchers—geomorphologists, dendrochronologists, paleolimnologists, hydrologists, and others—working in different geographic locations using a variety of proxy methods to reconstruct fluvial processes and floods.
|Presenter||Robert Bean*, University of Texas - Austin, Megafloods and Megalakes on the Okavango Megafan in the Makgadikgadi-Okavango-Zambezi Basin, Botswana||20||8:00 AM|
|Presenter||Jon-Paul Mccool*, , Flooding and Preagricultural Populations: Relation of Archaeological Sites to Fluvial Deposits||20||8:20 AM|
|Presenter||Brian Lander*, , Reconstructing the Flood History of the Central Yangzi Basin||20||8:40 AM|
|Presenter||Greta Wells*, University of Texas - Austin, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, University of Texas at Austin, Geomorphologic Evidence and Timeline Reconstruction of Jökulhlaups along the Hvítá River and Gullfoss, Iceland||20||9:00 AM|
|Presenter||Erik Schiefer*, Northern Arizona University, Darrell Kaufman, Northern Arizona University, Nicholas McKay, Northern Arizona University, Michael Retelle, Bates College and University Centre in Svalbard, Al Werner, Mt Holyoke College, Steve Roof, Hampshire College, Fluvial suspended sediment yield over hours to millennia in the High Arctic at proglacial Lake Linnévatnet, Svalbard||20||9:20 AM|
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