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Shakeel Mahmood

Government College University, Lahore


Precipitation Spatial Distribution Variation Data Processing Trend Detection Extreme Precipitation Events Rainfall Surface Run-Off Magnitude Climate Change Soil Erosion Floods

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The book "Precipitation" focuses on the formation, spatial distribution, and modeling of precipitation. It also contains the identification of extreme precipitation events, the transformation of rainfall into surface run-off and river discharge. Similarly, the impact of climate change on precipitation events and precipitation impact on the environment can't be ignored. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in modeling and forecasting precipitation based on spatio-temporal dimensions of available data. In the past two decades, the frequency and magnitude of extreme precipitation events have grown. This has led to the genesis of floods with disastrous consequences on human life, activities, and the environment. The recent scientific literature reveals that extreme precipitation events will be more frequent which entails that extreme flood events might become more frequent in different regions of the World. The book is useful for but not limited to graduate and post-graduate students of Geography, Environmental Science, Botany, Zoology, Geographic Information System and Rural, and Urban Planning. 

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 26th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: December 17th 2019

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: February 15th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: May 5th 2020

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Expected publication date: July 4th 2020

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About the editor

Shakeel Mahmood

Government College University, Lahore

Dr. Shakeel Mahmood is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, GC University, Lahore, Pakistan. He is M.Sc. in Geography (Gold Medalist), M.Sc. in GIS, M.Phil in Environmental Science and Ph.D. in Geography. Recently, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China has accepted him as IRDR Young Scientist based on his research. He is leading the Disaster Risk Modelling & Management research group. Dr. Mahmood has research experience in flood risk modelling and management, spatial hydrological modelling, rainfall-runoff modelling, susceptibility modelling, vulnerability assessment, hazard assessment and damage assessment.

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