Geomorphology in environmental planning


Author: Janet M. Hooke,Institute of British Geographers. Conference
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780471919889
Category: Political Science
Page: 274
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Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment


Author: Duncan F. M. McGregor,Donald A. Thompson
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471955115
Category: Nature
Page: 356
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Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment Edited by Duncan F. M. McGregor and Donald A. Thompson Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment highlights the practical application of geography to environmental management, through examination of the ways in which geomorphology is relevant to, and contributes to, proper management of land resources. Increasingly, effective land use is seen as dependent on the integration of geomorphological principles and practice within the decision-making process. The book elucidates the environmental effects of land management practices in terms of the geomorphological systems in which they take place and in the context of an environment subject to uncertainty and change. It critically reviews the progress of ‘applied geomorphology’ in addressing the issues of practical applicability of geomorphology, and then focuses on four major themes within this interaction: ground instability and land management; the effect of land use on the hydrological and erosional response of geomorphological systems; modelling geomorphological response to environmental change; and geomorphological aspects of the management of environmental risk. By integrating a wide range of case studies from the developed and the developing world, the book offers a distinctive insight into the range and utility of geomorphological research, and pointers for environmental planners and decision makers at all levels.

Tracers in Geomorphology


Author: Ian D. L. Foster
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 560
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This book comprises selected and fully-refereed papers from the BGRG Annual Conference, 'Tracers in Geomorphology'. which was held in September 1998. The theme chosen for the conference reflects the growing interest amongst the geomorphological community in studies of fine sediment provenance and in the development of methods for tracing coarse sediments. Tracers in Geomorphology is the first book which contains a state-of-the-art review of the use of tracer technologies for coarse and fine sediment transport in a range of geomorphological environments and over a range of time-scales. It is divided into six sections; background and recent developments, atmospheric and hydrological tracers, tracers for investigating soil erosion and hill-slope processes, tracing fluvial sediments, tracers for coastal transport studies and tracers in palaeoenvironmental investigations. Authored by international experts in their field, this book will be of enormous value to postgraduates, researchers and professionals in the fields of geomorphology, hydrology, environmental, earth and soil science, coastal and catchment management.

Fluvial Processes and Environmental Change


Author: Antony Brown,Alan Geoffrey Brown,Timothy Quine
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 413
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This volume consists of twenty chapters addressing different aspects of the theme of fluvial processes and environmental change. The overall coverage is broad; scientifically, (from modelling to alluvial dating), geographically (from arid zone flash-flooding to glacial meltwaters) and in time (from contemporary process studies to the Quaternary). The introductory chapter sets the context, which is an attempt to show how studies of fluvial processes can help us in understanding and therefore predicting the impact of environmental change on our rivers, riverine resources and landscapes. Environmental change includes both climatic factors, however caused, and human impacts on river basins. The differentiation of these two factors is discussed in several chapters whilst others take a more holistic approach. Both climatic and human factors have, and will remain, to act together and so their interactions need to be understood. Fluvial Processes and Environmental Change is divided into five sections, commencing with the slope-catchment scale and proceeding to studies of channel response, then floodplain processes and floodplain response and finally two studies from glacierised basins. The volume originated as a two-day session of the British Geomorphological Research Group and contributors from Europe, the USA and Australia were included in order to provide a wide perspective on the topic. This book will be a valuable reference for postgraduates and researchers in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, Quaternary science, geology and environmental science.

The Island Press Bibliography of Environmental Literature


Author: Joseph Arthur Miller,Yale University. School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 396
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Environnmental professionals have long felt the need for a practical reference work that takes an interdisciplinary approach to environmental research. This comprehensive reference work lists books, monographs, journals, conference proceedings, government reports, and other publications that contain essential information for those working to solve environmental problems--professionals, researchers, policymakers, and students.

Aeolian Environments, Sediments and Landforms


Author: Andrew S. Goudie,Ian Livingstone,Stephen Stokes
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 325
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Aeolian Environments, Sediments & Landforms Edited by Andrew S. Goudie School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK Ian Livingstone School of Environmental Science, Nene University College, Northampton, UK and Stephen Stokes School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK This volume provides an overview of current and future trends in aeolian research. It is written by leading scientists from the UK, Canada, India, Australia and the USA, all of whom are actively involved in aeolian research. The book seeks to provide a comprehensive account of present aeolian processes, landforms and sediments, together with an analysis of past aeolian environments. Further, it looks at some of the anthropogenic pressures on aeolian processes, both on coasts and in deserts, and discusses some management solutions. The text is characterised by the wide perspective it provides and by the authority of its authors. Its fourteen chapters cover the history of desert dune studies, recent investigations of airflow and sand transport, sand seas, coastal dune dynamics, dune management, the physics of aeolian movement, wind erosion (especially of agricultural land), dust storms, loess deposition, the aeolian rock record, palaeoenvironments in the Quaternary, luminescence dating techniques, and aeolian research for the Millennium.

Landform Monitoring, Modelling and Analysis


Author: Stuart N. Lane,Keith S. Richards,Jim H. Chandler
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 454
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Geomorphologists played a major role in the 1960s and 1970s in terrain research as the potential of the computer was realised for both storing and manipulating landform information. With growth in the subject area, further technological development, and a growing input from other disciplines, much of this research has moved into the domain of GIS and Remote Sensing, where the involvement of geomorphologists has inevitably been reduced, despite the importance of this type of research to geomorphology in general. This book comprises selected and full-refereed papers from a recent BGRG Annual Conference which was held with these issues in mind. The book contains both review and original and significant research papers that consider recent methodological developments in, and the constraints of, current terrain monitoring and modelling methods in geomorphology, along with the application of these methods to specific geomorphological problems. By providing up-to-date research by leaders in the field of terrain study this book will be of enormous value to undergraduates, research students and research scientists in geomorphology, mapping science and GIS and Remote Sensing, as well as those working in industry who use, or need to apply terrain research methods.

Rock Weathering and Landform Evolution


Author: D. A. Robinson,R. B. G. Williams
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 519
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Rock Weathering and Landform Evolution brings together a series of important studies on rock weathering by leading researchers, and illustrates the diversity of approaches and techniques that are currently being used by geomorphologists to study weathering processes and responses. The book commences with a number of research studies and review chapters on weathering processes and weathered products. This is followed by several discussions of the weathering of cut or dressed rock in urban and coastal environments. Contributors then examine the application of weathering and weathering rates to the dating of deposits or rock surfaces. The final section of the book comprises studies of the relationship between weathering and landforms in a variety of climatic environments. The contributions included in this book cover a wide range of topics and demonstrate the many advances that are being made by researchers investigating rock weathering. Some of the studies deal with state-of-the-art technology, others the very traditional geomorphological skills of observation and deductive reasoning, backed up as necessary by statistical analysis. This volume is the first collection of papers on weathering published for many years, and provides a wealth of information not just to geomorphologists but also to geologists, engineers, architects and archaeologists.

Fundamentals of Geomorphology


Author: Richard John Huggett
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317378385
Category: Science
Page: 544
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The new fourth edition of Fundamentals of Geomorphology continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject by discussing the latest developments in the field, as well as covering the basics of Earth surface forms and processes. The revised edition has an improved logically cohesive structure, added recent material on Quaternary environments and landscapes, landscape evolution and tectonics, as well as updated information in fast-changing areas such as the application of dating techniques, digital terrain modelling, historical contingency, preglacial landforms, neocatastrophism, and biogeomorphology. The book begins with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology, process and form, history, and geomorphic systems, and moves on to discuss: Endogenic processes: structural landforms associated with plate tectonics and those associated with volcanoes, impact craters, and folds, faults, and joints. Exogenic processes: 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; landforms developed on limestone; and long-term geomorphology, a discussion of ancient landforms, including palaeosurfaces, stagnant landscape features, and evolutionary aspects of landscape change. Featuring over 400 illustrations, diagrams, and tables, 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, and providing guides to further reading, chapter summaries, and an extensive glossary of key terms, this is an indispensable undergraduate level textbook for students of physical geography.

Fundamentals of Geomorphology


Author: Richard Huggett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134549121
Category: Science
Page: 408
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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.

Environmental Change in Drylands

Biogeographical and Geomorphological Perspectives
Author: Andrew C. Millington,Kenneth Pye
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 456
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Encompasses a wide-ranging selection of peer-reviewed papers covering geomorphology and biogeography including research which has sought to integrate the two disciplines. The main division of articles has been made in terms of timescales of the studies in which the majority of evidence presented relates to environments before the last 1000 years.

Soil erosion on agricultural land


Author: John Boardman,John A. Dearing,Ian D. L. Foster,British Geomorphological Research Group,Institute of British Geographers. Conference
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780471926023
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 687
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Based on the proceedings of the annual conference of the Institute of British Geographers, held at Coventry Polytechnic in January 1989. The papers in this volume give a comprehensive overview of soil erosion, covering topics in erosion processes, assessment and prediction and policy. There are several general review articles as well as more focused contributions from geomorphology, computing, agronomy, soil science, sedimentology, geology and agricultural economics.

Process Models and Theoretical Geomorphology


Author: M. J. Kirkby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 417
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Multinational contributors present articles on a wide range of themes but with important convergences of interest on critical topics. A group of papers on tectonic and general approaches reviews the role of randomness in process models and provides a novel theoretical analysis of the relationships between tectonic and erosional forces. Selections on channel processes reflect current interest in gravel bed rivers, related to their widespread occurrence in mountain areas and in braided systems. Articles on valley heads bring together views from several, sometimes conflicting, research approaches. The final group of contributions illustrate the range of problems to which theoretical methods in geomorphology can now be applied.

Landscape Sensitivity


Author: David S. G. Thomas,R. J. Allison
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 347
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Divided into three sections beginning with landscape sensitivity to geomorphic processes and climatic change along with overviews, case studies and modeling. The second part considers sensitivity regarding agricultural and pastoral land use issues. Lastly, it deals with sensitivity in relation to built environments.

Lowland Floodplain Rivers

Geomorphological Perpectives
Author: Paul A. Carling
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 302
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A collection of essays by international experts designed to reflect the holistic nature of the river valley. Examines the reach scale, channel dynamics, floodplain development and the relationship between channels, floodplains and man in a global context based on specific models. Emphasizes the requirements of the modeler and the necessity of detailed field observation.

Geohazards

Natural and man-made
Author: G. McCall,D. Laming,S. Scott
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400903812
Category: Science
Page: 227
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Dorrik A. V. Stow Editor in Chief, Association of Geoscientists for International Development ( AGID) AGID is particularly pleased to see published this latest hurricanes, floods-that are wreaking havoc, destroying report in its Geosciences in International Development livelihood and lives in some corner of the globe. Series, as a significant contribution to the onset of the UN As geoscientists there are perhaps three concerns that Decade of National Disaster Reduction, and as a mark of should be uppermost in our minds as we join an inter AGID's growing concern over the potential and actual national effort to combat the adverse effects of natural effects of geohazards throughout the developing world. hazards. The first must be to improve our scientific The problem of geohazards is increasing, not because understanding of the nature and causes of such hazards and to work towards more reliable prediction of their the rate of earth processes is accelerating, nor because the occurrence and magnitude.