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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Slope formation in the Flysch zone of the Vienna Forest (Austria)
Birgit Terhorst
Keywords: Landslide, Flysch, landscape evolution, Quaternary sediments Human activities take place in a space, which is influenced mainly by Quaternary sediments and forms. They affect present day geomorphological ...

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

Vegetation restoration in gully beds enhances sediment deposition
veerle vanacker
Mountain ecosystems in developing countries are suffering from rapid land-use/land-cover change, induced by demographic growth and socio-economic development (Figure 1, Vanacker et al., 2003). Given their steep ...

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

Floodplain Formation and Environmental Change in the Cape Region, South Africa
Bodo Damm
Key words: Floodplain formation, fluvial geomorphology, sediment archives, environmental change, Late Holocene, Gourits River basin During the last decades significant rainfall events resulted in widespread and ...

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

Glacier fluctuations in the Nimaling Mountains, North India
Bodo Damm
Key words: Late Quaternary, glacier fluctuations, tentative stratigraphic sequences, Indus River basin The extent of the glaciation of High Asia during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) and the elevation of the ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landscape Evolution
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy

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

Lateroglacial landforms in subtropical high mountains: A case study from the Karakoram and Hindukush Mountains
Lasafam Iturrizaga
Lateroglacial landforms are located at the lateral margins of the glaciers and are part of the glacial landscape systems (Iturrizaga 2001). The term "lateroglacial" defines the ice-marginal areas at the ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial
Vignette Type: Process

Moraine formation in a polar arid environment, McMurdo dry valleys, Antarctica
Sean Fitzsimons
The prevailing view of cold-based glaciers in geomorphology and glacial geology is that they are ineffective agents of erosion. This view stems from studies that have concluded that the adhesive bond between ice ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial
Vignette Type: Process, Stratigraphy

Geomorphic controls on the slackwater deposition: Example from the Mahi River Basin, western India
Alpa Sridhar
The river basins of western India are characterized by colossal deposits of marine, fluvial and aeolian origin. A major bulk of these sediments has been deposited during the late Pleistocene under climatic and ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Chronology, Process, Stratigraphy

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

Post-European settlement disturbance response of rivers in Bega catchment, South Coast, NSW, Australia
Kirstie Fryirs
Human activities have altered river systems across most of our planet. Most rivers now operate under fundamentally different conditions to those that existed prior to human disturbance. Habitat loss brought about ...

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