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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The role of rock fracture in erosion
Douglas Burbank
Before rock can be eroded, intact bedrock must be broken into smaller pieces that can be detached from the landscape. This detachment process can occur at the scale of grains, thereby promoting grain-by-grain ...

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

Rivers crossing growing folds
Douglas Burbank
The interactions of fluvial systems with active deforming landscapes has provided fertile ground for exploration of the adjustments that rivers make when they are perturbed by deformation. Two ingredients are ...

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

Denudation rate chronologies and the topographic development of the San Bernardino Mountains, California
William Phillips
How does the topography of mountains develop? What roles do crustal processes such as faulting and surface processes such as erosion play? These questions have long been a focus of geomorphic research. In the past ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology

Human Impacts on the Landscape
Roger Hooke
Humans move tremendous amounts of earth every year. They are arguably the premier geomorphic agent sculpting the surface of Earth today. In the early 1990s, people in the United States were moving about 0.8 Gt (Gt ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Landscape Evolution, Landforms/Processes
Vignette Type: Chronology, Process, Stratigraphy

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

Composite river bank erosion in mid-Wales, UK
Alex Henshaw
Some of the most active river reaches in the UK can be found in the piedmont zone which surrounds the Plynlimon massif in mid-Wales, where rivers such as the Severn, Wye and Rheidol emerge from steep headwater ...

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

Impacts of upland land management on sediment dynamics in the Pontbren catchment, mid-Wales, UK
Alex Henshaw
Changes in vegetation, soil structure, surface topography and drainage associated with land management practices can affect the intensity and spatial distribution of runoff generation, erosion and sediment supply ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial
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