Geomorphology: The Mechanics and Chemistry of Landscapes

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Cambridge University Press, 17 հնս, 2010 թ.
This textbook provides a modern, quantitative and process-oriented approach to equip students with the tools to understand geomorphology. Insight into the interpretation of landscapes is developed from basic principles and simple models, and by stepping through the equations that capture the essence of the mechanics and chemistry of landscapes. Boxed worked examples and real-world applications bring the subject to life for students, allowing them to apply the theory to their own experience. The book covers cutting edge topics, including the revolutionary cosmogenic nuclide dating methods and modeling, highlights links to other Earth sciences through up-to-date summaries of current research, and illustrates the importance of geomorphology in understanding environmental changes. Setting up problems as a conservation of mass, ice, soil, or heat, this book arms students with tools to fully explore processes, understand landscapes, and to participate in this rapidly evolving field.
 

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Chapter 1 Introduction to the study of surface processes
2
Chapter 2 Whole Earth morphology
16
Chapter 3 Largescale topography
26
Chapter 4 Tectonic geomorphology
60
Chapter 5 Atmospheric processes and geomorphology
96
Chapter 6 Dating methods and establishing timing in the landscape
120
Chapter 7 Weathering
160
Chapter 8 Glaciers and glacial geology
212
Chapter 13 Bedrock channels
422
Chapter 14 Sediment transport mechanics
452
Chapter 15 Eolian forms and deposits
476
Chapter 16 Coastal geomorphology
502
Chapter 17 The geomorphology of big floods
532
Chapter 18 Whole landscapes
556
Physics
582
Mathematics
584

Chapter 9 Periglacial processes and forms
270
Chapter 10 Hillslopes
304
Chapter 11 Water in the landscape
348
Chapter 12 Rivers
380

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Bob Anderson has taught geomorphology since 1988, first at University of California, Santa Cruz, and now at University of Colorado, Boulder. Bob has now studied most parts of landscapes, from the glaciated tips to the coastal toes, with significant attention to sediment transport mechanics, interaction of geophysical and geomorphic processes to shape mountain ranges, evolution of bedrock canyons and glaciated landscapes. He has participated in the development of a new tool kit that employs cosmogenic radionucides to establish timing in the landscape. He develops numerical models of landscapes that honor both field observations and first principles of conservation; these models in turn have served to hone his field efforts. In the course of this academic adventure, he was founding editor of Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, co-authored the textbook Tectonic Geomorphology (2000, Wiley-Blackwell) with Doug Burbank, and has been honoured by election as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

Suzanne Anderson has been on the faculty at University of Colorado, Boulder since 2004, where she teaches courses on Geomorphology, Earth Critical Zone, Landscapes and Water, and Glaciers and Permafrost. Her awards include an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award at University of California, Berkeley, a NASA Graduate Student Fellowship in Global Change Research, and an NSF Earth Sciences Post-doctoral Fellowship. Suzanne research has taken her to Svalbard, Alaska, Oregon and Nepal, and has focused on interactions between chemical weathering, hydrology, and physical erosion mechanisms. She currently directs the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory, an NSF environmental observatory based at the University of Colorado and involving researchers from four institutions and agencies. Suzanne was editor of Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research from 2004006, and served as an associate editor of Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface from 2002006.

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