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.Help
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"Mitigate or migrate?": Marsh loss and sea level around Chesapeake Bay
The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (BNWR) on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, USA is a major destination for bird-watchers worldwide. Set aside as a refuge in 1938, BNWR (Fig 1) is part of a one of the largest ...
Vignette Type: Process
Human-Induced Floodplain Sedimentation in the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin: Consequences on Riparian Ecosystems
The Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin (Figure 1) is a unique region in the Upper Midwest, USA, because it escaped the direct effects of continental glaciation. In contrast, surrounding areas have been ...
Vignette Type: Process, Stratigraphy
Rock glaciers: their ice and debris balances
Rock glaciers are best defined by their topography (Fig. 1) and that they flow slowly. Their dynamic character is attributed to the flow of ice deforming the associated weathered rock debris. Typically, they flow ...
Vignette Type: Chronology, Computation, Process
Volcanic History and Cinder Cone Erosion at Newberry Volcano, Oregon
Surface landforms result from a balance of constructional and erosional processes operating at geological time scales of 102 to 105 years. The landscape evolves over time as masses of earth material are transferred ...
Vignette Type: Chronology, Computation
Geomorphic history controls the locations of fresh-water wetlands on barrier islands, Virginia's Atlantic shore
Rich Whittecar, Old Dominion University
Fresh-water ponds on low sand islands Native Americans, pirates and the early European colonists used them. Ship-wreaked sailors owe their survival to them. Fresh-water ponds somehow seem out of place, though, ...
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Process
Challenges associated with investigations into the geomorphology of other worlds: A case study examining glacier-like forms in the mid-latitudes of Mars
Ever since global imagery of Mars was first gathered and transmitted back to Earth in 1971 by the Mariner 9 orbiter, geomorphologists have remarked upon the abundance of landforms which seem to suggest the action ...
Vignette Type: Process
Megathrust earthquakes, coastal uplift, and emergent marine terraces of Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula
Jeff Marshall, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Jeff Marshall Cal Poly Pomona University Location Continent: Central America Country: Costa Rica State/Province: Nicoya Peninsula City/Town: UTM coordinates and datum: none Setting Climate Setting: Tropical ...
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology