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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Quantification of sediment storage and flux in an alpine basin (Reintal, Bavarian Alps, Germany)
Joachim Goetz; Martin Geilhausen
This vignette deals with the quantification of sediment storage and sediment input and exemplifies how sediment is transferred through an alpine catchment system (Reintal, Bavarian Alps). The Reintal valley is ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Fluvial, Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Modeling/Physical Experiments, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes, Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Process, Computation, Chronology, Stratigraphy

Lateroglacial landforms in subtropical high mountains: A case study from the Karakoram and Hindukush Mountains
Lasafam Iturrizaga
Lateroglacial landforms are located at the lateral margins of the glaciers and are part of the glacial landscape systems (Iturrizaga 2001). The term "lateroglacial" defines the ice-marginal areas at the ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial
Vignette Type: Process

Moraine formation in a polar arid environment, McMurdo dry valleys, Antarctica
Sean Fitzsimons
The prevailing view of cold-based glaciers in geomorphology and glacial geology is that they are ineffective agents of erosion. This view stems from studies that have concluded that the adhesive bond between ice ...

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

Geomorphic controls on the slackwater deposition: Example from the Mahi River Basin, western India
Alpa Sridhar
The river basins of western India are characterized by colossal deposits of marine, fluvial and aeolian origin. A major bulk of these sediments has been deposited during the late Pleistocene under climatic and ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Chronology, Process, Stratigraphy

Late Quaternary Tectonics and Basin Inversion: a case from the Lower Narmada valley, India
Laxman Chamyal
The Indian Plate is currently moving northeast at 5 cm/yr (2 in/yr), while the Eurasian Plate is moving northeast at only 2 cm/yr (0.8 in/yr). This is causing the Eurasian Plate to deform, and the Indian Plate to ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Arid Region Geomorphology, Landscape Evolution
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Process, Chronology

Post-European settlement disturbance response of rivers in Bega catchment, South Coast, NSW, Australia
Kirstie Fryirs
Human activities have altered river systems across most of our planet. Most rivers now operate under fundamentally different conditions to those that existed prior to human disturbance. Habitat loss brought about ...

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

Sediment transport (dis)connectivity in the upper Hunter catchment, NSW, Australia
Kirstie Fryirs
Sediment flux within river systems has been described as a 'jerky conveyor belt' (Ferguson, 1981). The distribution of riverine sediment stores and sinks, and the frequency with which sediment is added or ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Process, Chronology

Floodouts, drainage breakdown and wetland formation in a losing river in Eastern Australia
Paul Hesse
The Macquarie River of eastern Australia is an inland draining perennial system whose lower reaches flow across a large, low gradient alluvial fan-plain without tributary input (Figure 1). Failure of the Macquarie ...

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

The continental dunefield of Australia
Paul Hesse
Dunefields cover a large portion of the Australian continent in areas with favourable topography, climate and sand supply. The main areas of dunes lie in a diagonal band across the continent from the Mallee ...

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

Time evolution of soils
Anthony Dosseto
Soils are vital for the sustainability of ecosystems and human societies (e.g. (Montgomery, 2007)), and therefore it is important to understand how their rates of production and erosion are balanced. Furthermore, ...

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