Debris Flow & Hyperconcentrated Flow: A UK Perspective

by P. A. Carling, Inst of Freshwater Ecology, Ambleside, United Kingdom,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract:

Debris-flow activity within the UK is largely confined to upland regions and certain coastal locations. Within the uplands, debris-flow and hyperconcentrated flood waters pose a local but significant threat to life and infrastructure. Research effort has been fragmented between disciplines, but this paper reviews the contributions of a variety of disciplines within a context of prediction and control. This latter requirement has received greater impetus following debate concerning regional climatic change. This debate has coincided with a decade (1980's) of apparent increase in catastrophic upland flooding and geomorphic change.



Subject Headings: Solids flow | Floods | Debris | Confined flow | Climate change | Coastal environment | Lifeline systems | United Kingdom | Europe

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