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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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

Geomorphic Setting & Archaeology of the Cunene River, Namibia
Kathleen Nicoll, University of Utah
Introduction This vignette presents a virtual tour of the Cunene River, and a prehistoric archaeological site located on a fluvial terrace in northern Namibia. Today the Cunene River is an important transnational ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Arid Region Geomorphology, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology, Stratigraphy

Lake Bonneville Spits as Paleoclimate Wind Socks
Paul Jewell
Lake Bonneville is the largest of several pluvial lakes (formed during a period of elevated precipitation) that formed in the Great Basin of the western United States during the Last Glacial Maximum 32,000 to ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Climate/Paleoclimate, Arid Region Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Process

Great Basin Dunes and Winds: What Might They Tell Us About the Geologic Record?
Paul Jewell
Dune fields have long been recognized as important geomorphic features of continents, both on the modern Earth and in the geologic record. While dunes can exhibit a variety of morphologies (McKee, 1979), they ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Climate/Paleoclimate, Arid Region Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Process

Luminescence dating used to reconstruct fault slip rates in the Mojave Desert, California
Belinda Roder
The Mojave Desert, California, is crossed by a number of major active fault systems that have played an important role in this region's landscape development and represent a significant seismic hazard to ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Arid Region Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Chronology

Natural and anthropogenic impacts on a freshwater wetland, Lake Bogoria, Kenya
gail ashley, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Introduction Wetlands are an important water resource in arid regions (<400 mm annual precipitation) and may also provide grazing opportunities for farm animals. Permanent freshwater wetlands are also important ...

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

Floodplain chronology of the Stillerust Vlei, Mooi River floodplain wetland, in western KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Amanda Keen-Zebert
Wetlands have become a focus of conservation efforts worldwide following the international Ramsar Convention (The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance) established in 1971. Wetlands are areas where ...

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