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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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Soils, relict landscapes and paleoclimate in the Atacama Desert, Chile
Jason Rech, Miami University-Oxford
The exceptionally dry Atacama Desert, adjacent to the Central Andes in northern Chile, contains many relict landscapes (landscapes formed in the past, but preserved on the present surface; Figure 1). One remarkable ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Arid Region Geomorphology, Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Chronology

Surficial carbonate and land surfaces of the Pamir Plateau, Tajikistan
Scott Hynek
The Pamir plateau is a prominent physiographic feature in Central Asia (Figure 1). The geomorphology of the plateau interior is a result of its geologic setting and its climate. The Pamir plateau is surrounded by ...

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

Beneath the surface of coastal lowlands: archives of mid- to late-Holocene subduction zone earthquakes
Harvey Kelsey
Introduction Coastal lowland marshes (Figure 1) are more than just muddy shorelines where your feet get stuck as you try to walk around. Geologically, coastal marshes are low-energy settings where fine-grained ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Tectonic Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Process, Chronology

Eolian Landforms and Deposits of the Eastern Snake River Plain, Idaho
William Phillips
The Eastern Snake River Plain (ESRP) is a northeast-trending, 300 kilometer-long depression underlain by Cenozoic volcanic rocks (Fig. 1). Well-known for many examples of volcanic landforms including basalt lava ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Climate/Paleoclimate, Landforms/Processes
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Chronology

Human Impacts on the Landscape
Roger Hooke
Humans move tremendous amounts of earth every year. They are arguably the premier geomorphic agent sculpting the surface of Earth today. In the early 1990s, people in the United States were moving about 0.8 Gt (Gt ...

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

Landscape or Land Use? Documenting Influences on Fine Sediment Yield in a Logged New England Watershed
Alan Kasprak
The type and intensity of land use in a watershed can considerably impact the form of channels within the basin. Of particular note with regard to land use are (A) the shifts in the amount of water reaching ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology

Soil geomorphology and change over time: A case study from the Catawba River, North Carolina
Anthony Layzell, University of Kansas Main Campus
Despite their value in Quaternary studies, relatively few soil chronosequences or long-term landscape evolution studies exist for the Piedmont physiographic province of the southeastern United States. Investigating ...

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

The influence of weathering and soils on the geomorphic expression of tectonic landforms: an exception to a rule of tectonic geomorphology
Martha Eppes
Background Blind Thrust Faults and Seismic Hazard In southern California, one of the most tectonically active regions of the United States, it is critical to understand the potential earthquake hazard that ...

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

Fire geomorphology: Interactions among climate, fire, and vegetation
Kerry Riley
In steep forested landscapes, fire plays a crucial role in the timing and magnitude of erosion. Fire is a natural disturbance to vegetation and surface erosion and is a primary driver of ecosystem change across the ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Hillslopes, Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes, Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Chronology, Process

Clearcutting and Erosion in New England - the Photographic and Stratigraphic Record
Paul Bierman, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
Paul Bierman Professor of Geology and Natural Resources, University of Vermont Location Continent: North America Country: United States of America State/Province: Vermont City/Town: Huntington, Tunbridge UTM ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Weathering/Soils
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Process, Chronology, Computation

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