Chapter 3. Hydrology and Discharge

  1. Avijit Gupta2,3
  1. Ellen E. Wohl

Published Online: 13 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470723722.ch3

Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management

Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management

How to Cite

Wohl, E. E. (2007) Hydrology and Discharge, in Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management (ed A. Gupta), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470723722.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

  2. 3

    Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119260

Author Information

  1. Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO 80523, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 21 DEC 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470849873

Online ISBN: 9780470723722



  • baroclinic and barotropic climates;
  • peak and total discharge;
  • postglacial hydroclimatology and hydrology;
  • palaeoecological and sedimentological evidence;
  • deglacial pluvial activity;
  • mean annual precipitation;
  • mid-latitude low-pressure troughs and local convective thunderstorms;
  • northward-retreating ice sheet;
  • largest subsurface water repositories;
  • channel morphology and sediment supply


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Hydrology of Large River Basins

  • Large Rivers of the Equatorial Regions

  • Large Rivers of the Drylands

  • Rivers of the Mid-latitudes

  • Rivers Draining South from the Himalaya

  • Rivers of East and Southeast Asia

  • High-latitude Rivers

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements

  • References