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Earth Surface Processes

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Earth Surface Processes is an introductory text for thosestudying the dynamics of fluid and sediment transport in theenvironments, in the context of both present-day patterns as wellas the environmental changes decipherable in the geological record.The book is divided into two parts. The first deals with theglobal-scale aspects of the earth's surface system. The second partfocuses on the physical underpinnings for fluid and sedimenttransport in a number of settings, found at the earth's surface andin its oceans. Earth Surface Processes fits into the literature of thebroad holistic discipline of 'Earth System Science.' The authorillustrates the physical principles of earth's surface processesand explains the relevant theories by quantitative practicalexercises. The pioneering textbook on the "new sedimentology" One of the first textbooks to adopt the Earth Systems approachto geology, developed at Penn State and Stanford Should reinvigorate more traditional courses in physicalsedimentology and dynamical sedimentology Successfully marries the innovative holistic approach to EarthSystems with the traditional reductionist approach to sedimentaryprocesses Explains both the global-scale Earth Surface System and thefluid dynamics and sedimentary transport processes that underliethis Quantitative approach is reinforced with worked examples andsolutions Richly illustrated with original diagrams and a colour platesection

Earth Surface Processes

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Earth Surface Processes Landforms and Sediment Deposits

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A unique, advanced textbook combining sedimentology and geomorphology in a comprehensive and integrated way.

Earth Surface Processes Emerging Trends and Concerns

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The surface of the Earth as well as its structure and processes are studied under the domain of Earth science. The Earth consists of multiple layers such as crust, mantle and core. The thin layer or shell which covers the outside of the Earth is known as crust. It is the topmost constituent of the Earth's lithosphere. The lithosphere comprises of tectonic plates, and the movement of tectonic plates allows the Earth's interior heat to escape into space. The crust is placed above the mantle. The Earth's mantle is made up of silicate rocks. Partial melting of the mantle is responsible for the formation of oceanic as well as continental crust. The topics included in this book on Earth surface are bound to provide incredible insights to readers. It includes some of the vital pieces of work being conducted across the world, on various topics related to the surface of the Earth. The extensive content of this book provides the readers with a thorough understanding of the subject.

Quantitative Modeling of Earth Surface Processes

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This textbook describes some of the most effective and straightforward quantitative techniques for modeling Earth surface processes. By emphasizing a core set of equations and solution techniques, the book presents state-of-the-art models currently employed in Earth surface process research, as well as a set of simple but practical research tools. Detailed case studies demonstrate application of the methods to a wide variety of processes including hillslope, fluvial, aeolian, glacial, tectonic, and climatic systems. Exercises at the end of each chapter begin with simple calculations and then progress to more sophisticated problems that require computer programming. All the necessary computer codes are available online at www.cambridge.org/9780521855976. Assuming some knowledge of calculus and basic programming experience, this quantitative textbook is designed for advanced geomorphology courses and as a reference book for professional researchers in Earth and planetary science looking for a quantitative approach to Earth surface processes.

Earth Surface Processes and Environmental Sustainability in China

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Publications of the Western Earth Surface Processes Team 2006

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Physical Geography Laboratory Manual

Author : David Shankman
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Groundwater Geomorphology

Author : Charles G. Higgins
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Surface Processes and Landforms

Author : Don J. Easterbrook
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This book includes both basic material for students without a great deal of background in geology as well as more advanced topics.With coverage that reaches beyond the study of surface processes, it contains discussions on the evolution of landforms and interpretation of their origin. TheSecond Edition reflects the increasing relevance of geomorphology to environmental concerns and the additional emphasis this has placed on more applied aspects of the field. Also considered is the revolution of the discipline brought on by many rapidly-evolving tools, such as computers, sophisticated electronic measuring devices, lasers, mass spectrometers, new methods of dating landforms and deposits, and others.

Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and Earth Surface Processes

Author : M.J. Hambrey
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The volume highlights developments in our understanding of the palaeogeographical, palaeobiological, palaeoclimatic and cryospheric evolution of Antarctica. It focuses on the sedimentary record from the Devonian to the Quaternary Period. It features tectonic evolution and stratigraphy, as well as processes taking place adjacent to, beneath and beyond the ice-sheet margin, including the continental shelf. The contributions in this volume include several invited review papers, as well as original research papers arising from the International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences in Edinburgh, in July 2011. These papers demonstrate a remarkable diversity of Earth science interests in the Antarctic. Following international trends, there is particular emphasis on the Cenozoic Era, reflecting the increasing emphasis on the documentation and understanding of the past record of ice-sheet fluctuations. Furthermore, Antarctic Earth history is providing us with important information about potential future trends, as the impact of global warming is increasingly felt on the continent and its ocean.

Earth Surface Systems

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Remote Sensing Applications to Earth Surface Processes in the Eastern Central Andes

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Geomorphology seeks to characterize the forms, rates, and magnitudes of sediment and water transport that sculpt landscapes. This is generally referred to as earth surface processes, which incorporates the influence of biologic (e.g., vegetation), climatic (e.g., rainfall), and tectonic (e.g., mountain uplift) factors in dictating the transport of water and eroded material. In mountains, high relief and steep slopes combine with strong gradients in rainfall and vegetation to create dynamic expressions of earth surface processes. This same rugged topography presents challenges in data collection and process measurement, where traditional techniques involving detailed observations or physical sampling are difficult to apply at the scale of entire catchments. Herein lies the utility of remote sensing. Remote sensing is defined as any measurement that does not disturb the natural environment, typically via acquisition of images in the visible- to radio-wavelength range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Remote sensing is an especially ...

Planetary Surface Processes

Author : H. Jay Melosh
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Planetary Surface Processes is the first advanced textbook to cover the full range of geologic processes that shape the surfaces of planetary-scale bodies. Using a modern, quantitative approach, this book reconsiders geologic processes outside the traditional terrestrial context. It highlights processes that are contingent upon Earth's unique circumstances and processes that are universal. For example, it shows explicitly that equations predicting the velocity of a river are dependent on gravity: traditional geomorphology textbooks fail to take this into account. This textbook is a one-stop source of information on planetary surface processes, providing readers with the necessary background to interpret new data from NASA, ESA and other space missions. Based on a course taught by the author at the University of Arizona for 25 years, it is aimed at advanced students, and is also an invaluable resource for researchers, professional planetary scientists and space-mission engineers.

Precipitation

Author : Jesus Rodrigo Comino
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Precipitation: Earth Surface Responses and Processes provides readers with a general and indispensable overview of processing rainfall processes through radar techniques, numerical models, geostatistical tools, photogrammetric methods, plots, indexes of connectivity or rainfall simulations. The handbook follows a clear and consistent format, and is structured as follows: Introduction (State-of-the-Art); Part 1. Rainfall and climate/atmosphere; Part 2. Models and applications; Part 3. Rainfall as a key actor playing the main role affecting different ecosystems. Part 3: Rainfall affecting the earth surface from different scales and landforms; Part 4: Rainfall and stormwater quality management in urban and rural areas. Precipitation is a key factor needed for understanding landscape evolution and ecosystem services. Knowing the main precipitation composition, mechanisms and processes allows for efficient land management plans and ecosystem restoration activities. However, precipitation shows different responses under specific environments depending on the climate (from the arid to the polar areas), parent material, scale (from the raindrops to catchment scale), intensity, landscape morphologies (soil sealing, rills, gullies or rivers) or human activities (agriculture or urban areas). Precipitation: Earth Surface Responses and Processes bring this information together and provides indispensable material in a holistic manner for students, scientists and lecturers from different environmental disciplines such as climatology, meteorology, geomorphology, hydrology, soil science, geography, engineering, or ecology. Includes observations on a range of earth surface processes, from climate to coastal marine ecosystems Presents key case studies in each chapter, enhancing the applicability of each chapter Introduces precipitation as a key factor to understand earth mechanisms and processes

Introduction to Process Geomorphology

Author : Vijay K. Sharma
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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 com

Publications of the Western Earth Surface Processes Team 2005

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Earth s Changing Surface

Author : Michael John Selby
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This textbook for first year university studies gives a comprehensive review of geomorphology. It stresses the importance of the theory of tectonic and climatic changes on a global scale and so takes account of the two revolutions which are occurring in the Earth Sciences at the present time The book has three main parts. In the first, global tectonics is used as the framework for discussion of the Earth's major relief features, their development and structure, and the landforms resulting from tectonism. The second part is concerned with the nature of geomorphic resistance and of the processes of weathering, erosion and deposition. In the final part the significance of and evidence for, climatic change and long-term evolution of landorms are discussed, and the evidence for the impact of climate and climatic change upon the major bioclimatic zones of the continents is reviewed. The author conveys his interesting and original material in a lively and informative way. His clear and straightforward style, together with the liberal number of illustrations, should make the material accessible to all students who wish to have an understanding of landforms through an analysis of their relation to structural, tectonic and earth surface processes.

Human Influence Upon Sedimentation in Llangorse Lake Wales

Author : R. Jones
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Geomorphologie der Schichtstufen am Westrand des Murzuk Beckens zentrale Sahara

Author : Jörg Grunert
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