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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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

Stream response to Climate Change, Atacama Desert, Chile
Jason Rech, Miami University-Oxford
Climate on earth is constantly changing. Earth's climate can change gradually over millions of years (tectonic-scale) due to changes in greenhouse gases or the slow movement of tectonic plates, or climate can ...

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

Surficial carbonate and land surfaces of the Pamir Plateau, Tajikistan
Scott Hynek
The Pamir plateau is a prominent physiographic feature in Central Asia (Figure 1). The geomorphology of the plateau interior is a result of its geologic setting and its climate. The Pamir plateau is surrounded by ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Climate/Paleoclimate, Dating and Rates, Arid Region Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology

The pattern and timing of the last Pleistocene glaciation in northeastern Utah: evidence of an ancient lake effect
Ben Laabs, SUNY College at Geneseo
Setting During the last Pleistocene glaciation, the highest mountains in northern Utah were blanketed by snow and ice, accumulating in broad cirques to form valley glaciers. The Great Salt Lake rose more than 300 ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Chronology, Process, Stratigraphy

Soil versus rock-dominated landscapes
Arjun Heimsath
Introduction When you look at a hilly, gently sloped landscape do you ever wonder why it's covered with soil? Similarly, when you're on your favorite hike through a steep, mountainous landscape do you ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils
Vignette Type: Process

The humped soil production function
Arjun Heimsath
Introduction When you walk across your favorite hill do you ever think about what you're walking on? Ever wonder what's beneath your feet and why it's there? If you've wondered about the soil ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Dating and Rates, Landscape Evolution
Vignette Type: Process

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

Causes of Streambank Erosion
Frank Reckendorf
Streambank erosion is a natural phenomenon but can become accelerated because of changes at the watershed and/or reach level. Background conditions are established using old photographs and maps and compare rates ...

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

Use of Large Woody Materials and Large Wood in Streambank Erosion Control
Frank Reckendorf
In recent years, woody material has been used to add a habitat component to the use of woody materials for bank protection. However, the use of large woody materials for bank protection has a long history. Use of ...

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