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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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

Quantifying rates of erosion in Namibia using cosmogenic nuclides
Alexandru T Codilean
Quantifying rates of erosion on millennial timescales is fundamental to understanding the processes that shape the Earth's surface. Cosmogenic nuclide analysis is probably the most suitable technique for this ...

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

The Largest Landslides on Earth
Oliver Korup
In landscape evolution, landslides are thought to play a prime role in controlling hillslope erosional response to tectonic, climatic, and anthropogenic forcing (e.g. Korup et al., 2007; Hewitt et al., 2008). ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution
Vignette Type: Process

The Enigma of Inner Gorges in the Alps
Oliver Korup
Inner gorges form at the interface between hillslopes and river channels. Seen in cross section, they form an often near-symmetrical convex break the steepness of the hillslope profiles. This distinctive ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Hillslopes
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology

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

Geophysical prospecting on a complex rock glacier in the semi-arid Andes of Argentinia (Morenas Coloradas, Mendoza, Argentina)
Jan-Christoph Otto
In the semi-arid high Andes of Argentina and Chile, rock glaciers are more frequent than glaciers. Rock glaciers are periglacial landforms composed of rock, ice, water and air formed by creeping debris on sloped ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial
Vignette Type: Process

Landslide susceptibility in cuesta scarps of SW-Germany (Swabian Alb)
Birgit Terhorst
Keywords. GIS-based hazard modelling, slope stability, Hirschkopf landslide, landscape evolution, natural hazards. Damage to settlements and infrastructure as well as human casualties caused by landslides are ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landscape Evolution, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Process

Slope formation in the Flysch zone of the Vienna Forest (Austria)
Birgit Terhorst
Keywords: Landslide, Flysch, landscape evolution, Quaternary sediments Human activities take place in a space, which is influenced mainly by Quaternary sediments and forms. They affect present day geomorphological ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes
Vignette Type: Process

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

Floodplain Formation and Environmental Change in the Cape Region, South Africa
Bodo Damm
Key words: Floodplain formation, fluvial geomorphology, sediment archives, environmental change, Late Holocene, Gourits River basin During the last decades significant rainfall events resulted in widespread and ...

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