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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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(Sediment) Accounting 101: An Example
Chuck Podolak
I. Introduction Rivers transport both water and sediment [rock fragments such as sand and gravel] from hillsides to the oceans. As sediment moves downstream it creates river bars, accumulates into floodplains, and ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Computation, Process

Glacier Fluctuations Since the Last Glacial Maximum in Southwest Alaska
Jonathan Harvey
Glacier fluctuations since the last glacial maximum in southwest Alaska Introduction During the last glacial maximum (LGM), alpine glaciers in the western cordillera expanded, coalesced, and flowed onto ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Climate/Paleoclimate, Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Chronology

Coastal Geomorphology and Policy Applications along Southern Monterey Bay, California
Douglas Smith
Introduction Global sea level stood between 100 m and 130 m lower than today's sea level 18,000 years ago at the peak of the latest ice age. Since that time, melting ice and thermally expanding oceans have ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Process

Marine Geomorphology: Geomorphic Processes, Hazards, and Paradoxes in Monterey Canyon
Douglas Smith
Introduction While traditional geomorphic studies focus on the geologic processes and products that shape our terrestrial topography, there are equally exciting opportunities to explore the other 71% of the planet ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Process, Computation

The Occurrence of Small-Scale Debris Fans in Sandstone Landscapes of the Central Appalachians
Steve Taylor
Alluvial fans occur in diverse landscapes, and represent critical sites of sediment routing in mountainous watersheds. These radiating, wedge-shaped deposits of sediment are commonly associated with high-energy ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes
Vignette Type: Process, Computation

Debris flow behavior: Impacts of compositional variability and channel geometry at Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand
Brian Kastl
Debris flows are violent geomorphological hazards that threaten lives and infrastructure near mountains around the globe. Areas surrounding volcanoes are particularly susceptible to these torrents of boulders, ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Volcanoes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Process

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

Complex interactions between channel morphology and invasive riparian plants in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona
Daniel Cadol
Ephemeral channels in the semi-arid Colorado Plateau region are subject to a cyclic process of cutting and filling resulting from variation in precipitation patterns (eg. Leopold, 1976), variation in land cover ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Arid Region Geomorphology, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Process

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

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