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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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Fluvial terrace history, Kings Creek, Manhattan, Kansas
charles oviatt
Natural cutbank exposures along streams can provide information about the geomorphic history of the stream valley. In a fluvial system, extrinsic factors, such as climate, tectonics, or land use, can lead to ...

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

The Snowplow, Lake Bonneville, Utah
charles oviatt
Lake Bonneville was the largest of the late Pleistocene lakes in the Great Basin of western North America (Fig. 1). It occupied the basin of modern Great Salt Lake and was hydrographically closed during its ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Climate/Paleoclimate, Landforms/Processes
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Process, Chronology

The influence of volcanism on Andean Rivers
Scott Hynek
The Andean Cordillera spans more than 60° of latitude along the western margin of the South American continent. The climate, tectonics, and morphology of the range are known to vary considerably and predictably ...

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

Holocene landscape evolution of alpine areas in the southern San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Brad Johnson, Appalachian State University
Alpine landscapes that were glaciated during the Last Glacial Maximum are filled with landforms which are often confusing and difficult to understand. Yet, many researchers are drawn to researching problems in ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes, Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology

Reconstructing the geomorphic history of a cave: a case study from Liang Bua, Indonesia
Kira Westaway
Liang Bua, a large cave situated 16 km from Ruteng in western Flores, Indonesia (Figure 1), was formed as a subterranean chamber over 600 ka. From this time to the present, a series of geomorphic events influenced ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Karst, Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Climate/Paleoclimate, Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Process, Chronology

Establishing cave exposure using evidence from river deposits: a case study from Liang Bua, Indonesia
Kira Westaway
Liang Bua, in western Flores, Indonesia (Figure 1) is a large limestone chamber with a wide entrance and a cathedral-like atmosphere. It's name, meaning 'cool cave' explains its attraction as an ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landscape Evolution, Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes:Karst, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Process, Chronology

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

Landscape response in the California Coast Ranges to the stormy conditions of the Pleistocene to Holocene climatic transition
Antonio Garcia
Introduction: temporal scales, spatial scales, climate, and tectonics A long-standing problem in geomorphology is identifying the relative roles of climate and tectonism on landscape evolution. Here we examine the ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landscape Evolution, Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Process, Chronology

Rivers crossing growing folds
Douglas Burbank
The interactions of fluvial systems with active deforming landscapes has provided fertile ground for exploration of the adjustments that rivers make when they are perturbed by deformation. Two ingredients are ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landscape Evolution, Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology

Denudation rate chronologies and the topographic development of the San Bernardino Mountains, California
William Phillips
How does the topography of mountains develop? What roles do crustal processes such as faulting and surface processes such as erosion play? These questions have long been a focus of geomorphic research. In the past ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology

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