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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Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity

Author: Carina Hoorn,Allison Perrigo,Alexandre Antonelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111915989X

Category: Science

Page: 544

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Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity: A comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis for students and researchers Mountains are topographically complex formations that play a fundamental role in regional and continental-scale climates. They are also cradles to all major river systems and home to unique, and often highly biodiverse and threatened, ecosystems. But how do all these processes tie together to form the patterns of diversity we see today? Written by leading researchers in the fields of geology, biology, climate, and geography, this book explores the relationship between mountain building and climate change, and how these processes shape biodiversity through time and space. In the first two sections, you will learn about the processes, theory, and methods connecting mountain building and biodiversity In the third section, you will read compelling examples from around the world exploring the links between mountains, climate and biodiversity Throughout the 31 peer-reviewed chapters, a non-technical style and synthetic illustrations make this book accessible to a wide audience A comprehensive glossary summarises the main concepts and terminology Readership: Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity is intended for students and researchers in geosciences, biology and geography. It is specifically compiled for those who are interested in historical biogeography, biodiversity and conservation.
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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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Pleistocene Geology and Geomorphology of the Riding Mountain and Duck Mountain Areas, Manitoba-Saskatchewan

Author: Allison R. Palmer,R. W. Klassen,Geological Survey of Canada

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: 70

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This report deals with the surficial deposits and landforms in glaciated terrain typical of the Canadian prairies and presents information on the nature, distribution and origin of the unconsolidated materials forming the land surface. This information is intended as a basis for more specialized studies directed towards maximizing the economic and aesthetic potential of the land and has direct applications to land use studies, agronomy, forestry, groundwater investigations and engineering construction.
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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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