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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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

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

Debris flow behavior: Impacts of compositional variability and channel geometry at Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand
Brian Kastl
Debris flows are violent geomorphological hazards that threaten lives and infrastructure near mountains around the globe. Areas surrounding volcanoes are particularly susceptible to these torrents of boulders, ...

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

Holocene landscape evolution of alpine areas in the southern San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Brad Johnson, Appalachian State University
Alpine landscapes that were glaciated during the Last Glacial Maximum are filled with landforms which are often confusing and difficult to understand. Yet, many researchers are drawn to researching problems in ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques, Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes, Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Process, Chronology

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