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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Glacial Features of Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
R. Laurence Davis, University of New Haven
INTRODUCTION Franconia Notch, New Hampshire (Figure 1) is a classic northern Appalachian glaciated valley. It has geomorphic features from pre-glacial times, from the glaciation itself, from glacial meltwater, and ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Mass Movement, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landscape Evolution, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Glacial/Periglacial
Vignette Type: Chronology, Process

The Kern River, California: A Story of Uplift, Incision, and Flood Control
Natalie Bursztyn, The University of Montana-Missoula
Within Kern County, the present day Kern River is an example of two distinct river environments. In the Sierra Nevada, the Kern River is in a classic V-shaped canyon (Fig. 1) as it erodes towards base level. In ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Arid Region Geomorphology, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial
Vignette Type: Chronology, Stratigraphy

Application of remote sensing in geomorphology
Remote sensing is the observation of surfaces or objects while not being in direct contact with them. By this definition, cameras are remote sensors, observing the environment around us but not requiring us to ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques

The shaping of England's Peak District National Park
The Peak District is a National Park in central England (Figure 1), characterized by a unique geology and geomorphology which are the product of processes extending back to the Late Tertiary period, approximately ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy

Automatic extraction of flow paths from digital elevation models
Kyungrock Paik, Korea University
Once a raindrop falls on the ground, it flows downward. During this journey, the raindrop joins other raindrops and the mass/volume of the water increases, flowing along creeks, streams, and rivers. This is called ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Modeling/Physical Experiments
Vignette Type: Computation

Development of Palimpsest Landscapes
Jasper Knight
In Physical Geography, a palimpsest landscape is one where, in any given region, the different landforms that make up the landscape are not of the same age, with some surface landforms being very young because they ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landscape Evolution, Landforms/Processes, Modeling/Physical Experiments, Weathering/Soils, Geomorphology as applied to other disciplines, Landforms/Processes:Hillslopes, Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes:Fluvial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Chronology, Process

Lightning as a Geomorphic Agent in Low-Latitude Mountains
Jasper Knight
It is often assumed that high mountain environments are dominated by the geomorphic imprints of cold-climate weathering and erosion processes, forming angular bedrock fragments that are commonly found across ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Landscape Evolution, Weathering/Soils, Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Hillslopes, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Stratigraphy, Process

Cracking up: emerging evidence for the importance of the sun in the mechanical weathering of rocks
Martha Eppes, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Introduction Physical weathering, through the breakdown of rock into sediment, plays a fundamental role in the rock cycle and potentially a key role in landscape evolution. In addition, the physical breakdown of ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Arid Region Geomorphology, Weathering/Soils
Vignette Type: Process

Quaternary glaciation of the Himalaya and Tibet
Lewis Owen, North Carolina State University
The mountains of the Himalaya and Tibet are the most glaciated regions outside of the polar realm. The countries within and bordering the Himalaya and Tibet depend greatly on the glacial and associated hydrological ...

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

A new deglacial chronology of the Laurentide Ice Sheet in Wisconsin
David Ullman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
During the past 2.5 million years, the earth has seen a series of major ice sheets built through the slow accumulation of snow, followed by warming and rapid ice collapse. This fluctuation in global ice sheets is ...

Subject: Geomorphology: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes, Dating and Rates, Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Climate/Paleoclimate
Vignette Type: Chronology