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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Arroyo Cutting in the Southwestern U.S.
Jonathan Harvey
Introduction In the semiarid southwestern United States, water is extremely important. However, most streams in the region are ephemeral, meaning that they are dry for much of the year and flow only during flash ...

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

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

Complex interactions between channel morphology and invasive riparian plants in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona
Daniel Cadol
Ephemeral channels in the semi-arid Colorado Plateau region are subject to a cyclic process of cutting and filling resulting from variation in precipitation patterns (eg. Leopold, 1976), variation in land cover ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Arid Region Geomorphology, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Process

Billabongs (waterholes), unique geomorphology and hydrology in action in arid Australia
Joshua Larsen
Much on the centre of Australia is an arid or semi-arid landscape, and the low average annual rainfalls make it difficult for the rivers to run and the lakes to fill. Some of the rivers that drain the centre of the ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Weathering/Soils, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Climate/Paleoclimate, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Arid Region Geomorphology
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

Alluvial Fans and Archaeological Sites on the East Range of Fort Huachuca Military Reservation, SE Arizona
Michael Droz
Introduction In the American Southwest, a ubiquitous and recognizable geomorphic landscape feature is the bajada, consisting of a series of broad, laterally coalesced alluvial fans. These alluvial aprons emerging ...

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

Living on a slippery slope: Case studies of geologic hazards from the Wasatch Front, Utah
Kathleen Nicoll, University of Utah
Throughout their history, humans have fought the natural elements; we build shelters, roads, hospitals and malls wherever we can engineer "solutions" and strategies that permit us to thrive, even in harsh ...

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

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