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 transport (dis)connectivity in the upper Hunter catchment, NSW, Australia
Kirstie Fryirs
Sediment flux within river systems has been described as a 'jerky conveyor belt' (Ferguson, 1981). The distribution of riverine sediment stores and sinks, and the frequency with which sediment is added or ...

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

Floodouts, drainage breakdown and wetland formation in a losing river in Eastern Australia
Paul Hesse
The Macquarie River of eastern Australia is an inland draining perennial system whose lower reaches flow across a large, low gradient alluvial fan-plain without tributary input (Figure 1). Failure of the Macquarie ...

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

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

Time evolution of soils
Anthony Dosseto
Soils are vital for the sustainability of ecosystems and human societies (e.g. (Montgomery, 2007)), and therefore it is important to understand how their rates of production and erosion are balanced. Furthermore, ...

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

Links between climate change, vegetation and erosion in Australia during the last 100,000 years
Anthony Dosseto
In an era where climate is changing rapidly under the influence of human activity, there is an increasing need to understand how soil and water resources will cope with these changes. While past variations in ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landscape Evolution, Weathering/Soils, Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Chronology

Where did the river mouth go?
Ana Vila Concejo
If you lived on Winda Woppa peninsula, in a house with a boat shed by the river bank, and only used your boat every few years, it is likely that you would have to travel further and further every time you wanted to ...

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

Why is there a sandwave and why is it not there all the time?
Ana Vila Concejo
It is widely known that beaches erode because of the effect of storms. However, this is not always the case; this vignette presents an area that seems to grow the most when affected by severe storms. For this ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques
Vignette Type: Process

Reconstructing Late Quaternary paleoenvironments in the eastern Bolivian lowlands approaches and results.
Jan-Hendrik May;
The reconstruction of present and past environmental dynamics is a key issue in the ongoing discussion of global change. In South America for a long time most paleoenvironmental and paleoclimate studies came from ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Landforms/Processes, Landscape Evolution, Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: 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