Applying Geomorphology to Environmental Management


Author: Deborah J. Anthony
Publisher: Water Resources Publication
ISBN: 9781887201292
Category: Environmental management.
Page: 483
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From the symposium to honor Dr. Stanley Schumm, a pioneer in the field of fluvial geomorphology. Included are topics that address primary fluvial processes, extreme events, anthropogenic effects on fluvial systems, applied fluvial geomorphology, and engineering geomorphology.

Applied Geomorphology

A Perspective of the Contribution of Geomorphology to Interdisciplinary Studies and Environmental Management
Author: John R. Hails
Publisher: North-Holland
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 418
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The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology


Author: Kenneth J Gregory,Andrew S Goudie
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473971551
Category: Science
Page: 648
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Geomorphology is the study of the Earth's diverse physical land-surface features and the dynamic processes that shape these features. Examining natural and anthropogenic processes, The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology is a comprehensive exposition of the fundamentals of geomorphology that examines form, process, and applications of the discipline. Organized into five substantive sections, the Handbook is an overview of: • Foundations and Relevance: including the nature and scope of geomorphology; the origins and development of geomorphology; the role and character of theory in geomorphology; geomorphology and environmental management; and geomorphology and society • Techniques and Approaches: including observations and experiments; geomorphological mapping; the significance of models; process and form; dating surfaces and sediment; remote sensing in geomorphology; GIS in geomorphology; biogeomorphology; human activity • Process and Environment: including the evolution of regolith; weathering; fluids, flows and fluxes; sediment transport and deposition; hill slopes; riverine environments; glacial geomorphology; periglacial environments; coastal environments; aeolian environments; tropical environments; karst and karst processes • Environmental Change: including landscape evolution and tectonics; interpreting quaternary environments; environmental change; disturbance and responses to geomorphic systems • Conclusion: including challenges and perspectives; and a concluding review The Handbook has contributions from 48 international authors and was initially organized by the International Association of Geomorphologists. This will be a much-used and much-cited reference for researchers in Geomorphology, Physical Geography and the Environmental Sciences.

The Dictionary of Physical Geography


Author: David S. G. Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118782313
Category: Science
Page: 632
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This fully-revised comprehensive fourth edition covers the whole field of physical geography including climate and atmosphere, geomorphology, biogeography, hydrology, oceans, Quaternary, environmental change, soils, remote sensing and GIS. This new edition reflects developments in the discipline during the last decade, with the expert advisory group providing an international perspective on the discipline of physical geography. Over 2000 entries that are self-contained or cross-referenced include 200 that are new to this edition, over 400 that are rewritten and updated, and new supporting references and additional recommended reading in many others. Entries removed from the last edition are available in the online resource. This volume is the essential reference point for students of physical geography and related environmental disciplines, lecturers and interested individuals alike.

The First British-Soviet Geographical Seminar


Author: F. E. Ian Hamilton
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483147428
Category: Travel
Page: 364
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The First British-Soviet Geographical Seminar contains the scientific reports prepared by the participants of First British-Soviet Geographical Seminar held in Great Britain on May 9-20, 1978. The seminar focuses on tendencies in the development of contemporary trends and methods of scientific geographical studies in Soviet Union and Great Britain. Organized into 16 chapters, this book begins with a discussion on the contemporary British geography and modern Soviet geography. Subsequent chapters explore the use of minicomputers in geography teaching; expanded model of curriculum development and diffusion in education; postgraduate research students in British universities; research and application in British geomorphology; and the Soviet physical and biological geography. Other chapters detail landscape protection and development control; aims and implementation in British urban and regional planning; main methods of systems analysis relevant to urban and regional modeling; problems of the inner city; and the statistical and cartographic methods of analyzing spatial patterns of mortality. The geography of mineral supply; socio-economic geography in the U.S.S.R.; and the possibilities for future British-Soviet co-operation in geography are also addressed.

Indian Geomorphology

Selected Papers from the 2nd Conference of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists on Environmental Geomorphology
Author: Hari Shanker Sharma
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788170223443
Category: Science
Page: 358
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Introduction to Process Geomorphology


Author: Vijay K. Sharma
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439882789
Category: Science
Page: 435
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Introduction to Process Geomorphology provides an integrative approach to the process dynamics and the origin of landforms by the contemporary processes involved in their evolution. The author highlights the physical and chemical laws governing the activity of the earth-surface processes in specific environmental stress conditions, puts forward competing hypotheses on the evolution of landforms, and discusses the bases of internal geologic processes for the explanation of the tectogenic features of the earth. Landforms evolve over a long period of cyclic and geologic time, inheriting the imprints of past process rates and/or process domains. The principles and methods of evaluating the signature of environmental change are highlighted in the text by citing suitable studies. The process-form relationships provide the building blocks also for the optimum utilization of the land resources of the earth, and quantitative assessment of the stability of geomorphic systems and the quality of environment. The approach in this part of the text enables readers to gain an in-depth understanding of the application of the principles of geomorphology to the evaluation, planning, and management of the earth’s resources for sustainable development. This book discusses process dynamics in quantitative terms and reviews theories on the evolution of landforms that flow from theoretical and empirical data. It offers examples and case studies that enable students to comprehend the related components of process-landform relationships. The review and synthesis of information found in each chapter provides a better understanding of the complexity of still inadequately understood process activities and the manner of landform evolution.

Applied Geomorphology

Theory and Practice
Author: R. J. Allison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471895558
Category: Science
Page: 480
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This is the first book to bring together practical examples from around the world to show how geomorphological evidence can help in effective land utilisation and hazard risk assessment. Case studies provide important lessons in risk management, and experts provide summaries of current research. The text also promotes good practice and effective land use, and looks at problems caused by misuse of the environment and potential solutions based on geomorphological evidence.

Applied geomorphology


Author: A. John Gerrard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 140
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Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology


Author: Siddan Anbazhagan,S.K. Subramanian,XIAOJUN YANG
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439830495
Category: Science
Page: 397
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With recent innovations in the arena of remote sensing and geographic information systems, the use of geoinformatics in applied geomorphology is receiving more attention than ever. Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology examines how modern concepts, technologies, and methods in geoinformatics can be used to solve a wide variety of applied geomorphologic problems, such as characterization of arid, coastal, fluvial, aeolian, glacial, karst, and tectonic landforms; natural hazard zoning and mitigations; petroleum exploration; and groundwater exploration and management. Using case studies to illustrate concepts and methods, this book covers: Arid environments, such as the Thar desert, West Texas, the Qatar Peninsula, and the Dead Sea areas Coastal shoreline changes in Kuwait Coastal zone management in India Estuarine bathymetric study of Tampa Bay, Florida Fluvial landforms of the Elbe river basin, Germany Subsurface coastal geomorphology and coastal morphological changes due to tsunamis in the East coast of India The Himalayas, Jammu & Kashmir, Western Ghats, and Precambrian terrain of South India The result of extensive research by an interdisciplinary team of contributors, Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology is designed for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of geomorphology, geological engineering, geography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems.

Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment


Author: Duncan F. M. McGregor,Donald A. Thompson
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471955115
Category: Nature
Page: 356
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Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment Edited by Duncan F. M. McGregor and Donald A. Thompson Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment highlights the practical application of geography to environmental management, through examination of the ways in which geomorphology is relevant to, and contributes to, proper management of land resources. Increasingly, effective land use is seen as dependent on the integration of geomorphological principles and practice within the decision-making process. The book elucidates the environmental effects of land management practices in terms of the geomorphological systems in which they take place and in the context of an environment subject to uncertainty and change. It critically reviews the progress of ‘applied geomorphology’ in addressing the issues of practical applicability of geomorphology, and then focuses on four major themes within this interaction: ground instability and land management; the effect of land use on the hydrological and erosional response of geomorphological systems; modelling geomorphological response to environmental change; and geomorphological aspects of the management of environmental risk. By integrating a wide range of case studies from the developed and the developing world, the book offers a distinctive insight into the range and utility of geomorphological research, and pointers for environmental planners and decision makers at all levels.

Geomorphology in Environmental Management

A New Introduction
Author: Ronald U. Cooke,John Charles Doornkamp
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Environmental management
Page: 410
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This textbook, which has proven very popular with students as well as professionals, is now available in a revised, updated edition. The book includes completely new chapters on such topics as the applications of remote sensing imagery, monitoring sediment yield, and aeolian problems in drylands. New and recent techniques are included, and the number of photographs and case studies has been increased while the overall structure has been retained, and the emphasis on land-systems has been down graded and the geographical coverage of the case studies has been extended, especially for North America and Europe. The book will be of value not only to geomorphologists, but also to environmental managers -- particularly engineers concerned with planning, design and construction -- and to urban planners in various fields.

Geomorphology and Environmental Sustainability

Felicitation Volume in Honour of Professor H.S. Sharma
Author: Hari Shanker Sharma,S. C. Kalwar
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788180690280
Category: Biodiversity conservation
Page: 366
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This volume dedicated to Professor H.S.Sharma provides a cogent account of ongoing research in the field of geomorphology and environmental studies in India.

Study in applied geomorphology

a case study in Bilaspur, H.P.
Author: Hem Lata Singh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geomorphology
Page: 324
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Applied fluvial geomorphology for river engineering and management


Author: Colin R. Thorne,Richard David Hey,Malcolm David Newson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 376
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This invaluable overview of fluvial geomorphology provides river engineers and managers, who may lack specialist training, with useful insights into, and understanding of, natural channel forms and fluvial processes.Such information is a pre-requisite for carrying out environmental impact assessments and for developing environmentally sensitive design and management procedures to preserve riverine environments and restore degraded ones. Designing with nature is preferable to imposing hard engineering solutions as it sustains natural biodiversity and minimises costs. This book will also be a very useful teaching aid for students, both under- and post-graduate, studying civil engineering, environmental management or sciences, or geography who are looking to have a wider knowledge of new approaches to the subject.Geomorphology requires the collection and consideration of a wide range of data, mostly field based but also including historical information such as archive documents and maps, which are outside the experience of most river engineers and managers. These data enable the current condition of the river to be explained, both locally and within the catchment, and establish historical changes and future trends. In addition, process studies have now identified many of the mechanisms controlling river moprhology which underpin the development of soft, bio-engineering, design procedures. The book incorporates material on methods and techniques of data collection, analysis and interpretation, making extensive use of case studies throughout.Thus the experienced authors go some way towards demystifying applied fluvial geomorphology by demonstrating that, while there is still an element of judgement, major contributions to geomorphic understanding usually come from the careful assemblage and objective analysis of all available data and information.

Environmental Geomorphology and Watershed Management

A Study from Central Himalaya
Author: M. S. Rawat
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788180697586
Category: Environmental geomorphology
Page: 286
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Annales de géomorphologie

Supplement
Author: A. R. Orme
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geomorphology
Page: N.A
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Angewandte Geomorphologie in verschiedenen Geoökosystemen

Beiträge der Symposien der Kommission für Geomorphologie der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, "Fliessgewässer und Flussauen" und "Tropische Geomorphologie"
Author: Klaus Heine,Karl-Heinz Pfeffer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Engineering geology
Page: 123
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Horizons in Physical Geography


Author: M. J. Clark,Kenneth John Gregory,Angela M. Gurnell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780389207528
Category: Science
Page: 395
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'The authority of the contributors, the quality of production, and the bibliographic notes are first-rate. It is essential for basic earth science collections, and for any college library that supports geography or geology.'

Geomorphology


Author: Savindra Singh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 613
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