Geografie 2011, 116, 335-353

The Effects of Physical-Geographic Factors on Flood Episodes Extremity in the Vydra River Basin

Jakub Čurda, Bohumír Janský, Jan Kocum

Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Přírodovědecká fakulta, katedra fyzické geografie a geoekologie, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

Received January 2011
Accepted June 2011

The paper summarizes findings about the Vydra River basin (sw. Czechia) runoff regime including its sources with a special respect to observed flood situations formation and course. The main focus is concentrated on explanation of runoff dynamics relation to physical-geographic conditions of chosen subcatchments. In this term, special emphasis is adverted to peat land hydrological function assessment. Research is based on analyses of long-term time series of Czech Hydrometeorological Institute and of data acquired within more than three years field survey which is carried out in the study area by the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology.


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