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


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 | Debris | Floods | Climate change | Sediment transport | Infrastructure | Disasters and hazards | Geomorphology | United Kingdom | Europe

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