River Geomorphology

Author: Edward J. Hickin

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 255

View: 8033

River geomorphology contains a selection of twelve river studies. It reflects the rich diversity of perspectives and interests of river scientists internationally.

Geomorphological Hazards and Disaster Prevention

Author: Irasema Alcántara-Ayala,Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521769256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 291

View: 7745

A state-of-the-art assessment of how geomorphology contributes to the comprehension, mapping and modelling of hazardous Earth surface processes.

Annals of geomorphology

Author: Andreas Aigner,Josef Stini,Hans Mortensen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 6746

Landscapes and Landforms of Namibia

Author: Andrew Goudie,Heather Viles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 940178020X

Category: Science

Page: 173

View: 802

The landscapes of Namibia are of world-class quality in beauty, diversity and interest. This book provides the first ever overview of the most important of these landscapes, explains why they look as they do, and evaluates why they are of note. Writing from a geomorphological perspective, the authors introduce the key processes and controls which influence landscape and landform development in Namibia. Geological and tectonic background, climate now and in the past, vegetation and animals (including humans) are all identified as crucial factors influencing the landscape of Namibia today. The book presents twenty one richly-illustrated case studies of the most significant landscapes of Namibia, ranging from the iconic Etosha Pan at the heart of the biggest wildlife conservation area in the north, to the famous dunes and ephemeral river at Sossus Vlei in the heart of the Namib desert. Each case study also contains a full list of the key references to the scientific work on that landscape. The authors provide an assessment of the current state of conservation of these landscapes, and their importance to tourism. The book is recommended reading for anyone with a professional or amateur interest in the spectacular and intriguing landscapes of this part of southern Africa. It provides a useful handbook for those travelling around Namibia, and an invaluable reference guide for those interested in how landscapes develop and change.

Geomorphological impacts of extreme weather

Case studies from central and eastern Europe

Author: Denes Loczy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400763018

Category: Science

Page: 373

View: 2135

This book presents new research on the geomorphological impacts of extreme precipitation events. It focuses on the extreme summer floods, which affected Central and Eastern Europe in 2010. Case studies on their consequences, including inundations, urban flooding, soil erosion, river bank retreat, alluvial fan accumulation, evolution of karst depressions, debris flows, landslides and soil saturation are presented for Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia. This key applied geomorphology book is crucial for anyone interested in these processes and their consequences and also for decision makers who face these catastrophes.

Geomorphological Landscapes of the World

Author: Piotr Migon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048130559

Category: Science

Page: 375

View: 1841

Physical landscapes are one of the most fascinating facets of our Planet, which tell stories about the evolution of the surface of the Earth. This book provides up-to-date information about the geomorphology of the selected ‘classic’ sites from around the world and shows the variety of geomorphological landscapes as moulded by different sets of processes acting over different timescales, from millions of years to days. The volume is written by nearly fifty geomorphologists from more than twenty countries who for many years have researched some of the unique sceneries on the planet. The thirty six chapters present each continent of the world. They describe landscapes of different origin, so that the reader can learn about the complexity of processes behind the sceneries. This is a useful reference book, linking geomorphology with global initiatives focused on nature conservation.

Landscapes and Landforms of Hungary

Author: Dénes Lóczy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319089978

Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 6632

This volume is the first comprehensive description of the most spectacular landforms of Hungary. It is a richly illustrated book which presents a collection of significant sites, capturing the geodiversity of Hungarian landscapes. The Landscapes and Landforms of Hungary discusses the effects of geomorphological features to the landscape, such as volcanism, weathering, fluvial or aeolian erosion, karst formation, gravitational movements, and others. The importance of the conservation of geomorphological heritage is underlined, as well as the importance of geomorphological heritage and conservation. This book can be used for undergraduate and graduate courses in geomorphology, physical geography, hydrogeography, and nature conservation. It will be of benefit to environmental scientists, geomorphologists, conservationists, among others.

Landscapes and Landforms of France

Author: Monique Fort,Marie-Françoise André

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400770227

Category: Science

Page: 274

View: 7878

The Landforms and Landscapes of France provides an informative and attractive overview of the most scenic landscapes of France. The geodiversity of France is emphasized, for example the glacial landscapes of the Mont-Blanc Massif, the volcanoes of the French Massif Central, the chalk cliffs and sand dunes of the Atlantic coast, the granitic landscapes of Corsica or the lagoons and coral reefs of French Polynesia. The objectives are to provide the reader with an enjoyable and informative description of the selected sites within their regional geographical and geological settings; to offer an up-to-date survey of the evolution of France's landscape; and to give additional information on the cultural value of the selected sites wherever appropriate (prehistoric paintings, legends related to sites, famous vineyards, etc.). The book is a richly illustrated reference work that makes accessible for the first time a wealth of information currently scattered among many national and regional journals. It will be of benefit to earth scientists, environmental scientists, tourism geographers and conservationists

Landscapes and Landforms of India

Author: Vishwas S. Kale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401780293

Category: Science

Page: 271

View: 7601

The proposed monograph on 'Geomorphological Landscapes of India' will aim to describe and explain in simple words the geomorphological characteristics and the origin of the above-mentioned landforms and landscapes. The proposed monograph will provide the background information about the geology, climate and tectonic framework of the Indian region, as well as cover Indian climates of the present and the past. It will mainly cover the four main morphotectonic regions of India and about 15-20 distinct landforms of the Indian region as well as the major geomorphosites in India.

Geomorphological Processes and Human Impacts in River Basins

Author: Ramon J. Batalla,Celso García

Publisher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences

ISBN: 9781901502282

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 245

View: 9690

Progress towards a present-day diagnosis of, and future strategies for, environmental management of rivers and catchments, with particular reference to Mediterranean (semiarid) environments. Geomorphological processes at both the basin and the river levels, and their interactions and relations with human activities that interfere with them, are explored.

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

Author: Andrew Goudie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134482752

Category: Reference

Page: 1200

View: 4792

Geomorphology, the discipline which analyzes the history and nature of the earth's surface, deals with the landforms produced by erosion, weathering, deposition, transport and tectonic processes. In recent decades there have been major developments in the discipline and these are reflected in this major Encyclopedia, the first such reference work in the field to be published for thirty-five years. Encyclopedia of Geomorphology has been produced in association with the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) and has a truly global perspective. The entries have been written by an international editorial team of contributors, drawn from over thirty countries, who are all among the leading experts in the discipline. In two lavishly illustrated volumes, Encyclopedia contains nearly 700 alphabetically organized entries to provide a comprehensive guide both to specific landforms and to the major types of geomorphological processes that create them. The Encyclopedia also demonstrates the major developments that have taken place in recent years in our knowledge of tectonic and climatic changes and in the use of new techniques such as modelling, remote sensing and process measurement. Older concepts, however, are not forgotten and provide an historical perspective on the development of ideas. Both accessible and authoritative, Encyclopedia of Geomorphology is destined to become the definitive resource for students, researchers and applied practitioners in the field of geomorphology and the cognate disciplines of geography, earth science, sedimentology and environmental science.

Geomorphology, Mojave Desert to Death Valley

International Association of Geomorphologists Third International Geomorphology Conference, Guide to Field Excursion A3

Author: Ronald I. Dorn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology, Structural

Page: 262

View: 1203

Applied Geomorphology

Theory and Practice

Author: R. J. Allison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471895558

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 4913

This is the first book to bring together practical examples from around the world to show how geomorphological evidence can help in effective land utilisation and hazard risk assessment. Case studies provide important lessons in risk management, and experts provide summaries of current research. The text also promotes good practice and effective land use, and looks at problems caused by misuse of the environment and potential solutions based on geomorphological evidence.

Modelling geomorphological systems

Author: M. G. Anderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 458

View: 3285

Discusses a broad spectrum of topics in current modelling research in hillslope and river channel processes. The book is designed to provide a coherent basis for understanding the potential range of modelling activity within hillslope and channel process investigations and to give readers an appreciation of the modelling challenges that still remain. Topics cover research in specific areas of process study, including equilibrium, mathematical, network, and flow process models. Also discussed are alternative modelling approaches within specific fields, model validation and verification, and the development of computer simulation as a significant and established element in geomorphological investigations.

Fundamentals of Geomorphology

Author: Richard Huggett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134549113

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 8775

This extensively revised and updated edition continues to present an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the subject, exploring the world’s landforms from a broad systems perspective. It reflects on the latest developments in the field and includes new chapters on geomorphic materials and processes, hillslopes and changing landscapes. Fundamentals of Geomorphology is an engaging and comprehensive introduction. Starting with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology and the geomorphic system, geomorphic materials and processes, and the quest of process and historical geomorphologists, it moves on to discuss: structure: landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the endogenic agencies of tectonic and volcanic processes, geological structures and rock types process and form: landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the exogenic agencies of weathering, running water, flowing ice and meltwater, ground ice and frost, the wind and the sea history: earth surface history, giving a discussion of Quaternary landforms and ancient landforms, including the origin of old plains, relict, exhumed, and stagnant landscape features and evolutionary aspects of landscape change. Fundamentals of Geomorphology provides a stimulating and innovative perspective on the key topics and debates within the field of geomorphology. Written in an accessible and lively manner, it includes guides to further reading, chapter summaries and an extensive glossary of key terms. The book is also illustrated throughout with over 200 informative diagrams and attractive photographs, including a colour plate section.

Fluvial Forms and Processes

A New Perspective

Author: David Knighton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134666616

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 3091

David Knighton's best-selling book looks at the wide range of forms developed by natural rivers and the processes responsible for that development. The book combines empirical and theoretical approaches, and provides a critical assessment of the many schools of thought which have emerged for dealing with adjustment in the fluvial system. It is fully illustrated throughout by a superb range of figures, photographs and tables. Starting with the network scale, the book examines the interaction of hillslopes, drainage networks and channels, and goes on to considerations of catchment hydrology and catchment denudation. Fluvial processes are analysed in detail, from the mechanics of flow to sediment transport and deposition. Detailing the major components of river channels, the book examines the nature of river adjustment, particularly with respect to equilibrium concepts, and concludes with a look at channel changes through time, affected by flood discharges, climatic change and human activities.

Catchment experiments in fluvial geomorphology

proceedings of a meeting of the International Geographical Union Commission on Field Experiments in Geomorphology, Exeter and Huddersfield, UK, August 16-24, 1981

Author: T. P. Burt,D. E. Walling,International Geographical Union. Commission on Field Experiments in Geomorphology

Publisher: Geo

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 593

View: 3005