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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(Sediment) Accounting 101: An Example
Chuck Podolak
I. Introduction Rivers transport both water and sediment [rock fragments such as sand and gravel] from hillsides to the oceans. As sediment moves downstream it creates river bars, accumulates into floodplains, and ...

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

Marine Geomorphology: Geomorphic Processes, Hazards, and Paradoxes in Monterey Canyon
Douglas Smith
Introduction While traditional geomorphic studies focus on the geologic processes and products that shape our terrestrial topography, there are equally exciting opportunities to explore the other 71% of the planet ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Mass Movement, Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Process, Computation

The Occurrence of Small-Scale Debris Fans in Sandstone Landscapes of the Central Appalachians
Steve Taylor
Alluvial fans occur in diverse landscapes, and represent critical sites of sediment routing in mountainous watersheds. These radiating, wedge-shaped deposits of sediment are commonly associated with high-energy ...

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

Topographic signatures of lithologies in the Modi Khola valley of central Nepal
Lisa Walsh, University of Maryland-College Park
Rock resistivity to erosion plays a vital role in the evolution of the Earth's topography. Since different rock types exhibit different levels of resistivity to erosion, the more resistant rock types tend to ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Tectonic Geomorphology, Weathering/Soils, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Modeling/Physical Experiments, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes
Vignette Type: Computation, Process

Digital Topography: Should you choose a TIN or raster interpolation of the landscape?
Lisa Walsh, University of Maryland-College Park
The recent explosion of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools enable geoscientists to visualize the Earth's surface in three dimensions using digital topography. Digital topography can be represented in ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Modeling/Physical Experiments, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial
Vignette Type: Process, Computation

Uplift Follows Deglaciation in Northern Southeast Alaska
Cathy Connor, University of Alaska Southeast
Cathy Connor University Alaska Southeast Location Continent: North America Country: United States of America State/Province: Alaska Region: Alexander Archipelago (southeastern Alaska) UTM coordinates and datum: ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Climate/Paleoclimate, Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Computation, Stratigraphy, Chronology, Process

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

Understanding soil erosion and landscape evolution using computer based predictive models
Greg Hancock
The ability to measure and model soil erosion and resultant landscape evolution is important because soil erosion has a range of environmental impacts, including loss of organic matter and nutrients, reduction of ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Modeling/Physical Experiments, Landforms/Processes, Landscape Evolution, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Process, Computation

Volcanic History and Cinder Cone Erosion at Newberry Volcano, Oregon
Steve Taylor
Surface landforms result from a balance of constructional and erosional processes operating at geological time scales of 102 to 105 years. The landscape evolves over time as masses of earth material are transferred ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Volcanoes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes, Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Chronology, Computation

Suspended sediment yield from an Alpine proglacial zone - quantification and controls
Martin Geilhausen, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Proglacial zones are newly-formed landscapes in transition from glacial to non-glacial conditions which are located in front of or just beyond the outer limits of glaciers. In the context of climate change and ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Process, Computation

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