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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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Cosmogenic nuclide inventories of river sediments reveal the geomorphic character of their source areas
Alexandru T Codilean
The realization that surface processes can play a key role in moderating tectonics, and possibly climate (Molnar & England, 1990; Raymo & Ruddiman, 1992; see also Bishop 2007) has meant that there is now a ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Dating and Rates, Modeling/Physical Experiments
Vignette Type: Computation, Process

Impact of deforestation on slope stability
veerle vanacker
Slope movement is a widespread hazard in mountainous regions around the world. Consequently, not only considerable financial costs are suffered, but also major ecological and environmental problems arise in a ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Modeling/Physical Experiments, Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement
Vignette Type: Process, Computation

Vegetation restoration in gully beds enhances sediment deposition
veerle vanacker
Mountain ecosystems in developing countries are suffering from rapid land-use/land-cover change, induced by demographic growth and socio-economic development (Figure 1, Vanacker et al., 2003). Given their steep ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Modeling/Physical Experiments, Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial
Vignette Type: Process, Computation

Quantification of sediment storage and flux in an alpine basin (Reintal, Bavarian Alps, Germany)
Joachim Goetz; Martin Geilhausen
This vignette deals with the quantification of sediment storage and sediment input and exemplifies how sediment is transferred through an alpine catchment system (Reintal, Bavarian Alps). The Reintal valley is ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Fluvial, Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Modeling/Physical Experiments, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes, Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Process, Computation, Chronology, Stratigraphy

Width convergence in tide-dominated estuaries: the case of the Alligator Rivers, Northern Australia.
Gareth Davies
The Alligator Rivers region is situated in the southeast corner of Van Diemen Gulf, northern Australia (Figure 1). It contains some excellent examples of tide-dominated estuaries (Figure 2). An immediately obvious ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Modeling/Physical Experiments, Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone
Vignette Type: Process, Computation

Flow in a microtidal channel during within-bank and over-bank tides: Yalimbah Creek, South Eastern Australia.
Gareth Davies
The study of tidal hydrodynamics plays an important role in geomorphic studies of tidal channels. While the hydrodynamic properties of the landform are largely controlled by its morphology, these flows also drive ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Modeling/Physical Experiments, Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone
Vignette Type: Process, Computation

Understanding soil erosion and landscape evolution using computer based predictive models
Greg Hancock
The ability to measure and model soil erosion and resultant landscape evolution is important because soil erosion has a range of environmental impacts, including loss of organic matter and nutrients, reduction of ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Modeling/Physical Experiments, Landforms/Processes, Landscape Evolution, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Process, Computation

Predicting the effect of changing climate on landscapes with computer based landscape evolution models
arnaud temme
Predicting the effect of changing climate on landscapes with computer based landscape evolution models. Future climate change will influence the processes that shape our landscapes. Knowing this influence is ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Modeling/Physical Experiments, Climate/Paleoclimate, Landscape Evolution
Vignette Type: Computation

Soil-water-rock interactions I: The pediment problem
Mark Strudley
You may have not initially appreciated that piedmonts (landscapes between steep mountain masses and depositional basins) are not all covered by alluvial fans. In fact, piedmonts, along with adjoining low-relief ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Modeling/Physical Experiments, Weathering/Soils, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Arid Region Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Process, Computation

Soil-water-rock interactions II: The formation of tors in arid and semiarid environments
Mark Strudley
The prominence of bedrock edifices above essentially featureless, erosional pediment surfaces underscores the crux of the 'pediment problem' that has baffled geologists since 1877(described in the Part I ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Modeling/Physical Experiments, Weathering/Soils, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Arid Region Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Process, Computation

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