Extreme Hydrology and Climate Variability

Extreme Hydrology and Climate Variability

Monitoring, Modelling, Adaptation and Mitigation

1st Edition - July 1, 2019

Write a review

  • Editors: Assefa Melesse, Wossenu Abtew, Gabriel Senay
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128159989
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128159996

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (EPub, Mobi, PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Extreme Hydrology and Climate Variability: Monitoring, Modelling, Adaptation and Mitigation is a compilation of contributions by experts from around the world who discuss extreme hydrology topics, from monitoring, to modeling and management. With extreme climatic and hydrologic events becoming so frequent, this book is a critical source, adding knowledge to the science of extreme hydrology. Topics covered include hydrometeorology monitoring, climate variability and trends, hydrological variability and trends, landscape dynamics, droughts, flood processes, and extreme events management, adaptation and mitigation. Each of the book's chapters provide background and theoretical foundations followed by approaches used and results of the applied studies. This book will be highly used by water resource managers and extreme event researchers who are interested in understanding the processes and teleconnectivity of large-scale climate dynamics and extreme events, predictability, simulation and intervention measures.

Key Features

  • Presents datasets used and methods followed to support the findings included, allowing readers to follow these steps in their own research
  • Provides variable methodological approaches, thus giving the reader multiple hydrological modeling information to use in their work
  • Includes a variety of case studies, thus making the context of the book relatable to everyday working situations for those studying extreme hydrology
  • Discusses extreme event management, including adaption and mitigation


Water Resource Managers, Hydrologists, water engineers and managers, climate scientists, Hydrometeorologists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Hydormeteorology Monitoring
    2. Hydrologic Variability and trends
    3. Landscape dynamics and regional weather patterns
    4. Droughts
    5. Floods
    6. Extreme events management: adaptation and mitigation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 580
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: July 1, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128159989
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128159996

About the Editors

Assefa Melesse

Dr. Assefa M. Melesse is a Professor of Water Resources Engineering with background in remote sensing and geospatial applications to hydrological modeling. He earned his M.E (2000) and Ph. D (2002) from the University of Florida in Agricultural Engineering with Hydrological Sciences and GIS concentrations and 3 minors (Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and remote sensing). His areas of research and experience include spatially distributed hydrologic modeling, ecohydrology, spatial surface water balance modeling, sediment transport, surface and groundwater interactions modeling, spatial evapotranspiration mapping using remote sensing, water-energy-carbon fluxes coupling and modeling, remote sensing hydrology, climate change impact modeling, river basin management and land cover change detection and scaling. He has also worked on the application of artificial neural network and other statistical learning techniques to hydrology. He has is the author and editor of 4 books and published over 350 papers, books, book chapters, proceedings and conference abstracts. Dr. Melesse was a Fulbright Scholar in Ethiopia in 2012. Dr. Melesse has ample experience in river basin runoff modeling employing GIS and data from remote sensing. Dr. Melesse is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and also Diplomate of Water Resources Engineer (D. WRE) with over 30 years of teaching, research and extension experience both in Ethiopia and USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Water Resources Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA

Wossenu Abtew

Dr. Wossenu Abtew is a registered professional civil engineer working on water resources field for over 25 years. He is trained in agricultural engineering and is also a hydrologist. He earned his Ph.D in interdisciplinary engineering focusing in Civil Engineering and Agricultural Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1989. He earned his Master of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1986. Dr. Abtew has published a book on evaporation and evapotranspiration. He has participated in a workshop on the Nile river basin and edited a proceeding for the workshop and published chapters and journal article on the Nile. Dr. Abtew is author and editor of three books, and over 100 book chapters, journal and proceedings articles, conference papers and technical reports. Dr. Abtew is a Principal Engineer at the South Florida Water Management District. He has over 27 years of experience in water resources and environmental restoration area at the South Florida Water management District. He a certified water resource engineer (D.WRE) by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. He is an affiliated faculty at Florida International University, Department of Earth and Environment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Engineer of Water and Environment Consulting; Affiliate Faculty, Florida International University

Gabriel Senay

Gabriel Senay is a Research Physical Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (USGS EROS) Center, co-located with the North Central Climate Science Center in Fort Collins, Colorado and is a faculty affiliate with the Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University. He conducts applied research on water use and availability assessment and drought monitoring using satellite-derived data and hydrologic modelling with over 20 years of experience. His research contributes to the development and dissemination of a suite of drought monitoring and early warning products through the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) for Africa, Central America, and parts of Asia (https://earlywarning.usgs.gov/fews). Similarly, through the USGS Water Census program, he works on the estimation and mapping of landscape water use dynamics and trends for the United States. He is a licensed professional engineer in Civil Engineering (Water Resources) and earned his M.Sc. (1991) in Hydrology from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and a Ph.D. (1996) from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey; Faculty Affiliate, Colorado State University

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Extreme Hydrology and Climate Variability"