MOUNTAIN GEOMORPHOLOGY

Author: Phil Owens,Olav Slaymaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444119060

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Mountains represent one of the most inspiring and attractive natural features on the surface of the earth. Visually, they dominate the landscape. However, the increasing realization of the fragility of mountain areas because of changes in land use, management and climate, combined with an understanding of their importance for water and other natural resources, has resulted in a growing interest in mountain environments in recent years. Hence, Mountain Geomorphology represents a timely and unique contribution to the literature. Written by a team of international experts, this book is divided into three sections, which consider historical, functional and applied mountain geomorphology from both global and local perspectives. Historical mountain geomorphology focuses on the evolution of landforms. Functional mountain geomorphology emphasises the interaction between processes and landforms, while applied mountain geomorphology concerns the interrelationships between geomorphological processes and society. Mountain Geomorphology is a valuable source of information for students studying mountain geomorphology, and also for academics and research scientists interested in mountain environments.
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Mountain Environments

An Examination of the Physical Geography of Mountains

Author: John Gerrard

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262071284

Category: Science

Page: 317

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Using examples chosen from a variety of geographical settings and scales, A. J. Gerrard presents a novel approach to the study of mountain environments. He provides a framework in which mountains as special environments can be studied and shows how, no matter what their location or origin all mountain regions share common characteristics and undergo similar shaping processes. Gerrard's integrated approach combines ecological, climatological, hydrological, volcanic, and environmental management concerns in a systematic treatment of mountain geomorphology. He begins by examining the special nature of mountains, including a new classification of mountain types. He discusses mountain ecosystems, stressing the interaction between biota, soil, climate, relief, and geology, examines the high-energy systems of weathering and mass movement, and analyzes the role of rivers and hydrology and the processes of slope evolution. Two chapters are devoted to the particular characteristics of glaciation and vulcanism in mountain formation. The book concludes with a discussion of the special problems that human use of mountain regions create, including engineering, natural hazards, soil erosion, and the concept of integrated development.
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Geomorphological Mapping

Methods and Applications

Author: Mike J. Smith,Paolo Paron,James S. Griffiths

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444535365

Category: Science

Page: 610

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Geomorphological Mapping: a professional handbook of techniques and applications is a new book targeted at academics and practitioners who use, or wish to utilise, geomorphological mapping within their work. Synthesising for the first time an historical perspective to geomorphological mapping, field based and digital tools and techniques for mapping and an extensive array of case studies from academics and professionals active in the area. Those active in geomorphology, engineering geology, reinsurance, Environmental Impact Assessors, and allied areas, will find the text of immense value. Growth of interest in geomorphological mapping and currently no texts comprehensively cover this topic Extensive case studies that will appeal to professionals, academics and students (with extensive use of diagrams, potentially colour plates) Brings together material on digital mapping (GIS and remote sensing), cartography and data sources with a focus on modern technologies (including GIS, remote sensing and digital terrain analysis) Provides readers with summaries of current advances in methodological/technical aspects Accompanied by electronic resources for digital mapping
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Introduction to Geomorphology

Author: Frank O. Ahnert

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 352

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This book is an introduction to geomorphology. It presents and explains the forms of the earth's land surface-valleys, mountains, slopes and plains-their origins and further development through the work of movements of the earth's crust, volcanism, weathering and erosion by streams, glacier ice, winds and coastal waves and currents.
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Sediment Dynamics and Pollutant Mobility in Rivers

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Bernd Westrich,Ulrich Förstner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540347852

Category: Science

Page: 430

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This is the first interdisciplinary book on the mobilization of nutrients and pollutants in the water phase due to hydrodynamic processes. Coverage includes the formation of aggregates in turbulent water; flocks and biofilms from organic reactions; and the formation of new surfaces for re-adsorption of dissolved pollutants. The book gathers papers resulting from an International Symposium on Sediment Dynamics and Pollutant Mobility in River Basins in Hamburg, Germany, March, 2006.
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Geographica Helvetica

schweizerische Zeitschrift für Geographie

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: 71

View: 7043

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Geomorphology for engineers

Author: P. G. Fookes,E. Mark Lee

Publisher: Whittles Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 851

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Geomorphological landforms and processes exert a strong influence on surface engineering works, yet comparatively little information on geomorphology is available to engineers. Thoroughly revised and with an improved format, this book presents a broad view of geomorphology, examining near-surface engineering problems associated with various landscapes. Self-contained chapters contributed by leading authorities first address the major factors that control the materials, form, and processes on the Earth's surface. The second section deals with the geomorphological processes that help shape land surfaces and influence their engineering characteristics, and the final section explore environments and landscapes.
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General technical report INT

Author: Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station,Intermountain Research Station

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: N.A

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Einführung in die Geomorphologie

Author: Frank Ahnert

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825286274

Category: Science

Page: 458

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Das Buch beschreibt und erklärt die Entstehung und Veränderung der Oberflächenformen der Erde in allen zeitlichen und räumlichen Größenordnungen, vom ephemeren, nur wenige Millimeter großen Einschlagskrater eines Regentropfens im Sandboden bis zum Milliarden Jahre alten Kontinentalschild als Resultate der Wirkung endogener und exogener Prozesse, die im geomorphodynamischen System in vielfältiger Weise miteinander verbunden und rückgekoppelt sind. Ergebnisse der empirischen Forschung im Gelände werden mit theoretischen Modellen der Formenentwicklung verknüpft. Die 5. Auflage wurde vollständig überarbeitet, erweitert und aktualisiert, Qualität und Umfang der Abbildungen wurden erhöht.
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Geomorphology in the tropics

a study of weathering and denudation in low latitudes

Author: Michael Frederic Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471930358

Category: Science

Page: 460

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Many advances have been made in our understanding of tropical geomorphology in recent decades, but the field remains relatively neglected. With current widespread concern about the damage to tropical ecosystems, it is time for a new study of geomorphology in the tropics. The author endeavours to provide a tropical perspective on geomorphology, rather than a compartmentalised "tropical" geomorphology. The importance of weathering and the materials of the weathered mantle in determining the outcome of erosional processes is emphasised. The impact of Quaternary climate changes in creating superficial forms and deposits is stressed as being fundamental in the tropics as in other parts of the world. Nevertheless, the tropical landscape exhibits forms and deposits that have evolved over long time-periods in the absence of frost and ice, justifying an evolutionary approach to the long-term development of landscape. The book is important to a broad spectrum of earth science interests including geotechnical and engineering studies, and soil science, as well as to students of geomorphology. People working in the tropics will encounter the processes and products of tropical denudation systems, and the fragile nature of many of the surface materials discussed in this volume demands a deeper understanding of their behaviour. No other book currently attempts this task and this study fills a serious gap in the literature of geomorphology.
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Mountain rivers

Author: Ellen E. Wohl

Publisher: Amer Geophysical Union

ISBN: 9780875903187

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Discussions on fluvial geomorphology and physical processes, from the scale of drainage network development to bedload movement, complement summaries of mountain river chemistry and ecology.
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General technical report INT.

Author: Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden, Utah)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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User's Guide to Fish Habitat

Descriptions that Represent Natural Conditions in the Salmon River Basin, Idaho

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fishes

Page: 142

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