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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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

Sea Level Rise in the San Francisco Bay Considering Morphology in Adapting Management
Adam Parris
The San Francisco Bay A Community Investment The San Francisco Bay (Bay) is part of the largest estuary on the west coast of North America. It supports a densely populated and prosperous surrounding cultural ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Climate/Paleoclimate, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Chronology, 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

Landscape or Land Use? Documenting Influences on Fine Sediment Yield in a Logged New England Watershed
Alan Kasprak
The type and intensity of land use in a watershed can considerably impact the form of channels within the basin. Of particular note with regard to land use are (A) the shifts in the amount of water reaching ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Dating and Rates
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology

Using High-Resolution Topographic Data to Document Large Wood Sources in a New England Watershed
Alan Kasprak
The presence of large woody debris (LWD) in streams has been associated with an array of ecological benefits. The rerouting of water around and over LWD (defined as pieces of trees > 10 cm diameter and 1 m long) ...

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

Effects of urbanization on stream channel geometry in the Illinois River watershed in Northwest Arkansas
Amanda Keen-Zebert
The land-use changes associated with urbanization have a range of critical impacts on watersheds, stream geomorphology, and habitat. Much of the thinking about how streams respond to urbanization proliferating ...

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

Knickpoint migration and landscape evolution, Cullasaja River Basin, North Carolina
Sean Gallen, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Introduction: Localized high topographic relief, steep slopes, and frequent mass wasting features commonly associated with tectonically active settings characterize the landscapes of the southern ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Process

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

Flood-prone Low-lying Territories along the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
Atanas Palazov
Over recent decades the increased frequency of natural hazards resulting from global climate change has become one of the most severe problems affecting sustainability of costal zones. In particular, low-lying ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Chronology, Process