A chapter by M. Lehotsky on geomorphological and sedimentological response of rivers to flood events published in a new monograph by Springer

Dénes, Lóczy (editor)
Springer Geography, 2013, 147 pages.

Global climate change does not manifest itself only in different average temperature and rainfall totals but also in the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme climatic phenomena. Extreme rains are connected with the processes, which form the Earth surface with the repercussion in society’s life and management of its environment. The book brings an up-to-date overview of the present research of short- and long-term geomorphological consequences of extreme hydrological and precipitation events in eastern part of Central Europe. The third chapter of this book has been contributed by the Slovak-Polish team headed by Milan Lehotský, employee of the Institute of Geography of the SAS. The chapter presents the research of the geomorphological and sedimentological response of three Slovak rivers to flood events. Results show that after floods the banks of Eastern Slovakian rivers moved even 200 m and eroded farmland and/or the floodplain forest and after the 2002 floods the River Danube deposited even 0.5 m of sand sediments in the inter-dike space below Bratislava tapering the discharge capacity of the profile in this locality.