|River discharge to the coastal ocean: a global synthesis|
Milliman, J.D.; Farnsworth, K.L. (2011). River discharge to the coastal ocean: a global synthesis. Cambridge University Press: New York. ISBN 978-1-107-61218-1. 384 pp.
Coastal environment; Fluvial deposits; Fluvial morphology; Oceans; River discharge; Rivers; Marine
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- Milliman, J.D.
- Farnsworth, K.L.
Rivers provide the primary link between land and sea. Utilizing the world's largest database, this book presents a detailed analysis and synthesis of the processes affecting fluvial discharge of water, sediment and dissolved solids. The ways in which climatic variation, episodic events, and anthropogenic activities - past, present and future - affect the quantity and quality of river discharge are discussed in the final two chapters. The book contains 26 tables and more than 165 figures - many in full color - including global and regional maps. The book's extensive appendix presents the 1534-river database as a series of 44 tables and 132 maps that provide quantitative data regarding the discharge of water, sediment and dissolved solids. The complete database is also presented within a GIS-based package available online at www.cambridge.org/milliman.