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Geomorphology Vignettes

These illustrated essays have been contributed by participants in the Teaching Geomorphology in the 21st Century workshop in 2008. The vignettes are drafts that are being written and revised by the participants and are not finished products.


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Arid region alluvial fan development: A soil-geomorphology investigation
Amy Brock, Western Illinois University
Amy Brock Western Illinois University Location Continent: North America Country: Unites States of America State/Province: Nevada Town/City: Hiko UTM coordinates and datum: none Setting Climate Setting: Arid ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Landscape Evolution, Landforms/Processes, Arid Region Geomorphology, Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Chronology, Process

Analysis of the Sheik 'Abd el-Qurna Landslide, Luxor, Egypt
Briget Doyle, College of Charleston
Briget Doyle College of Charleston Location Continent: Africa Country: Egypt State/Province: City/Town: Luxor UTM coordinates and datum: WGS 1984 UTM Zone 36N Setting Climate Setting: Arid Tectonic setting: ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Arid Region Geomorphology, Modeling/Physical Experiments, Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement
Vignette Type: Chronology, Stratigraphy, Process

Late Quaternary Tectonics and Basin Inversion: a case from the Lower Narmada valley, India
Laxman Chamyal
The Indian Plate is currently moving northeast at 5 cm/yr (2 in/yr), while the Eurasian Plate is moving northeast at only 2 cm/yr (0.8 in/yr). This is causing the Eurasian Plate to deform, and the Indian Plate to ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Arid Region Geomorphology, Landscape Evolution
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Process, Chronology

The continental dunefield of Australia
Paul Hesse
Dunefields cover a large portion of the Australian continent in areas with favourable topography, climate and sand supply. The main areas of dunes lie in a diagonal band across the continent from the Mallee ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Climate/Paleoclimate, Arid Region Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Chronology, Process, Stratigraphy

Regional trends in desert dune morphology and orientation: Examples from the Australian deserts
Kathryn Fitzsimmons
Dunes are the major landforms within the desert regions of the world, owing largely to the dominance of wind over water as a geomorphic agent in the arid zone. Linear dunes, which form parallel to the resultant ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Climate/Paleoclimate, Landscape Evolution, Arid Region Geomorphology, Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Chronology, Process

Linear dune formation: Longitudinal elongation or local wind rifting? An example from the Strzelecki Desert, central Australia
Kathryn Fitzsimmons
The Australian desert dunefields are dominated by linear dunes, which form a large anti-clockwise whorl across more than one third of the continent (Wasson et al., 1988). Despite being so extensive, the mechanisms ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Arid Region Geomorphology, Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Chronology, Process

Climate change in the dead heart of Australia
Joshua Larsen
Despite the absence of large-scale glaciation, the Australian continent has experienced substantial environmental change throughout the Quaternary period. This is especially pronounced in central Australia, where ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Climate/Paleoclimate, Dating and Rates, Arid Region Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Chronology

Arroyo Cutting in the Southwestern U.S.
Jonathan Harvey
Introduction In the semiarid southwestern United States, water is extremely important. However, most streams in the region are ephemeral, meaning that they are dry for much of the year and flow only during flash ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Arid Region Geomorphology, Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Process, Chronology

Constraining the timing of soil formation in linear dunes: A case study from the Strzelecki and Tirari Deserts, central Australia
Kathryn Fitzsimmons
Desert dune formation can be episodic. The intensity of aeolian activity varies in response to environmental conditions, including concentrated reworking events and periods of prolonged partial activity. Buried ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Arid Region Geomorphology, Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Chronology, Stratigraphy

Stream response to Climate Change, Atacama Desert, Chile
Jason Rech, Miami University-Oxford
Climate on earth is constantly changing. Earth's climate can change gradually over millions of years (tectonic-scale) due to changes in greenhouse gases or the slow movement of tectonic plates, or climate can ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Arid Region Geomorphology, Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Chronology, Process

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