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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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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

How to reconstruct past debris flows using tree rings
Michelle Bollschweiler
1. What is a debris flow and what are the associated problems? Debris flows are a type of mass movement involving rapid transport of water and saturated material (sand, mud, blocks, organic matter, ...) down steep, ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement
Vignette Type: Chronology

What Do Landslides Have to Do with Carbon Budgets?
Mary Ann Madej
The development of carbon markets as one tool to reduce greenhouse gases and their role in global climate change has raised the interest of society in carbon sequestration and release. Much current research is now ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes
Vignette Type: Process

The Role of Microsites on Alpine Timberline Advance Associated with Climate Change
Adelaide vignette Johnson
Upward advance of timberlines, associated with climate warming, is occurring in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) as well as many other mountainous regions of the world. Timberline advance has gained recognition ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines
Vignette Type: Process

Billabongs (waterholes), unique geomorphology and hydrology in action in arid Australia
Joshua Larsen
Much on the centre of Australia is an arid or semi-arid landscape, and the low average annual rainfalls make it difficult for the rivers to run and the lakes to fill. Some of the rivers that drain the centre of the ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Weathering/Soils, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Climate/Paleoclimate, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Arid Region Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Process

Processes and rates of channel change following disturbance by debris flows
Christine May
The Oregon Coast Range is a dynamic landscape, with steep hillslopes mantled by a thin veneer of soil. In this and other mountainous regions of the world, debris flows play a major role in routing sediment and ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology, Stratigraphy

Assessing Future Flood Risks in the Taihu Basin, East China
Gemma Harvey
The past decade has seen a significant transition in the management of fluvial and coastal flood risks from flood 'defence' (employing 'hard engineering' measures such as flood embankments, ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Landforms/Processes
Vignette Type: Process

Geomorphology and habitats at the mesoscale of river systems
Gemma Harvey
Growing awareness of the deleterious impacts of human activities on river catchments, combined with high profile international environmental legislation (e.g. the EU Water Framework Directive; European Parliament ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines
Vignette Type: Process

A Case Study: Geomorphic Effects of the 2009 Big Pole Fire, Skull Valley, UT
Kathleen Nicoll, University of Utah
Introduction On August 6, 2009, a lightning strike caused the Big Pole Fire to break out in Skull Valley on private and Federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, and the State ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Arid Region Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Process

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