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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Cracking up: emerging evidence for the importance of the sun in the mechanical weathering of rocks
Martha Eppes
Introduction Physical weathering, through the breakdown of rock into sediment, plays a fundamental role in the rock cycle and potentially a key role in landscape evolution. In addition, the physical breakdown of ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Arid Region Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Process

The influence of weathering and soils on the geomorphic expression of tectonic landforms: an exception to a rule of tectonic geomorphology
Martha Eppes
Background Blind Thrust Faults and Seismic Hazard In southern California, one of the most tectonically active regions of the United States, it is critical to understand the potential earthquake hazard that ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Weathering/Soils, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Landscape Evolution, Arid Region Geomorphology
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology

Artesian blister wetlands, the intersection of geomorphology and hydrogeology
gail ashley, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Groundwater and Geomorphic Processes Many geomorphic processes (such as slumps and landslides) involve groundwater, but this invisible component of the hydrologic cycle does not always receive the attention or ...

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

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

Wildfires, Floods and Sediment Delivery at the Wilderness-Urban Interface in coastal Southern California
Clifford Riebe, University of Wyoming
Clifford Riebe University of Wyoming Location Continent: North America Country: United States State: California City: Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara UTM coordinates and datum: none Setting Climate Setting: ...

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

Analysis of the Sheik 'Abd el-Qurna Landslide, Luxor, Egypt
Briget Doyle, College of Charleston
Briget Doyle College of Charleston Location Continent: Africa Country: Egypt State/Province: City/Town: Luxor UTM coordinates and datum: WGS 1984 UTM Zone 36N Setting Climate Setting: Arid Tectonic setting: ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Arid Region Geomorphology, Modeling/Physical Experiments, Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement
Vignette Type: Chronology, Stratigraphy, Process

Arid region alluvial fan development: A soil-geomorphology investigation
Amy Brock, Western Illinois University
Amy Brock Western Illinois University Location Continent: North America Country: Unites States of America State/Province: Nevada Town/City: Hiko UTM coordinates and datum: none Setting Climate Setting: Arid ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Landscape Evolution, Landforms/Processes, Arid Region Geomorphology, Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Chronology, Process

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

Regional trends in desert dune morphology and orientation: Examples from the Australian deserts
Kathryn Fitzsimmons
Dunes are the major landforms within the desert regions of the world, owing largely to the dominance of wind over water as a geomorphic agent in the arid zone. Linear dunes, which form parallel to the resultant ...

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

Linear dune formation: Longitudinal elongation or local wind rifting? An example from the Strzelecki Desert, central Australia
Kathryn Fitzsimmons
The Australian desert dunefields are dominated by linear dunes, which form a large anti-clockwise whorl across more than one third of the continent (Wasson et al., 1988). Despite being so extensive, the mechanisms ...

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