Vignettes

Vignettes are stand-alone, illustrated electronic case studies that teach about geomorphology, surface processes, and/or Quaternary history. Vignettes can be used alone or in combination with the "Key Concepts in Geomorphology", the first in a new generation of textbooks. Vignettes allow faculty to customize the learning resources they offer students to enrich and personalize student learning experiences.



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Precipitation Phase and Runoff Characteristics in High Relief Topography
Christopher Tennant, Idaho State University
Mountainous watersheds are characterized by high relief and complex meteorological conditions. Because temperature decreases with elevation, high relief landscapes experience strong differences in the dominant ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes
Vignette Type: Process

Does Moss Grow on A Rolling Stone? Assessing the Influence of Hydrologic Regime on Bed Load Transport and In-Stream Primary Producers in Steep Mountain Channels
Christopher Tennant, Idaho State University
Conceptual Setup It has long been realized that earth systems are open, interconnected, and exhibit complex and emergent patterns as a result of natural forcings. As an example of such interactions, consider the ...

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

Stream incision and surface uplift in the Kings River drainage, Sierra Nevada, California
Devin McPhillips, University of Vermont
Among the awe-inspiring canyons of the Sierra Nevada, the Kings River Canyon stands out. John Muir considered the South Fork of the Kings possibly even grander than Yosemite Valley. In fact, the valley walls are ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Chronology, Process

Sinkhole hazard above salt, Dead Sea shore
amos frumkin
The hazard of sinkholes (collapse dolines) is commonly associated with karst (landscapes dominated by dissolution and subsurface drainage), where subsurface cavities undermine the overlying strata, causing ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Karst, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Arid Region Geomorphology, Landforms/Processes
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology

Precipitation and debris flows in the Adirondacks
Devin McPhillips, University of Vermont
In the Adirondack Mountains in New York State, slide scars are distinctive features of the landscape. These scars are usually long, narrow exposures of bedrock on steeper slopes that form when debris flows scour ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes
Vignette Type: Process

Salt Karst: Mount Sedom diapir
amos frumkin
A unique, rapidly evolving karst landscape is described below. It develops on salt rock (halite) at such a rate that a human lifetime is enough to observe considerable geomorphic variations. Halite is the most ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Karst, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Climate/Paleoclimate, Dating and Rates, Arid Region Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology

Adding up the change: capturing the cumulative effects of dynamic shorelines
Eli Lazarus
Dynamic as sandy shorelines are, some changes in shoreline morphology last longer than others. Visit a beach before and after a stormy weekend and you can appreciate the volume of sand that an energetic weather ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone
Vignette Type: Process

Beach replenishment on developed shorelines: a coupled human–landscape system
Eli Lazarus
Beach replenishment (also called "beach nourishment") is an engineering strategy commonly used on sandy shorelines where erosion threatens coastal property and infrastructure. The process involves ...

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

A sediment budget for an area of sugarcane cultivation on the Herbert River floodplain, NE Australia
Fleur Visser
While demand on food production is growing, agricultural land is becoming increasingly less productive because of the erosion of fertile topsoil. The effects of soil erosion, however, go beyond the loss of fertile ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Computation, Process

Terraces and alluvial fans of the Madison Valley, SW Montana
William Locke, Montana State University-Bozeman
William Locke Montana State University Location Continent: North America Country: United States of America State/Province: Montana County: Madison UTM coordinates and datum: 12T VR 5323 2122 Setting Climate ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution
Vignette Type: Process

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