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Periglacial Geomorphology

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A fascinating and informative exploration of periglacial processes, past and present, and their role in landscape evolution Periglacial Geomorphology presents a comprehensive introduction to the processes that operate in present periglacial environments and discusses the inferences that can be drawn about former periglacial environments from those processes. Organized into six parts, the book opens with the historical and scientific context of periglacial geomorphology and the nature of periglacial environments. Following chapters provide systematic coverage of the full range of topics germane to a thorough understanding of periglacial geomorphology, including: The physics of ground freezing and thawing, characteristics of permafrost, and the nature and origin of underground ice Characteristics, formation and significance of landforms, sediments, and structures associated with permafrost, permafrost degradation, and seasonal ground freezing and thawing Rock weathering in periglacial environments, periglacial processes operating on hillslopes, and the characteristic landforms produced by rock breakdown and slope processes in cold environments The operation of fluvial, aeolian and coastal processes in cold environments, and the resulting distinctive landforms and sediments The use of relict periglacial features to reconstruct past cold environments in midlatitude regions and the responses of periglacial environments to recent and predicted climate change Periglacial Geomorphology is an important resource for undergraduate and graduate students studying geomorphology or Quaternary science within the context of geography and geology degree programs. It will be of use to all scientists whose research involves an understanding of cold environments, whether from a geographical, geological, ecological, climatological, pedological, hydrological, or engineering perspective.

Periglacial Geomorphology

Author : John C. Dixon
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This book, first published in 1992, contains the proceedings of the 22nd Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, and highlights the quantity and diversity of periglacial geomorphic research being undertaken in Arctic and alpine environments. The articles explore a variety of geomorphic processes and examine the potential impacts of global change on the nature and extent of permafrost and seasonal ice phenomena.

Central Appalachian Periglacial Geomorphology

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Periglacial Geomorphology

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Periglacial environment is dominated by some typical processes leading to the formation of unique landform patterns. Some processes are Zonal in nature like the frost action and weathering processes along with some types of mass movements while others are Azonal operating in either humid (fluvial) or semi-arid (Aeolian) environments. Periglacial geomorphology has recently become more quantitative and process-oriented. Periglacial processes have been important outside Pleistocene glacial borders and on Mars, and if we are to draw inferences about processes that have taken place there, we must understand their modern analogs.Periglacial Geomorphology aims to highlight the considerable quantity and diversity of periglacial geomorphic research taken world-wide covering the study of the processes, conditions, areas, climates and landforms at the immediate margins of former and existing glaciers and ice sheets. Clear clarification of the behavior of water and ice in cold environments should boost the student's appreciation of the complex origins of such features as pingos, rock glaciers, gelifluction lobes, and patterned ground. This book is designed for periglacial geomorphologists, intended to describe some periglacial processes that can serve as a basis for exploring that special world with emphasis on the origin of certain distinctive processes there and the environmental consequences of a lack of familiarity with these phenomena for those who build and work there.

Glacial and Periglacial Geomorphology Periglacial geomorphology

Author : Clifford Embleton
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The Periglacial Environment

Author : Hugh M. French
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The Periglacial Environment, Fourth Edition, is an authoritative overview of the world's cold, non-glacial environments. First published in 1976 and subsequently revised in 1996 and 2007, the text has been the international standard for nearly 40 years. The Fourth Edition continues to be a personal interpretation of the frost-induced conditions, geomorphic processes and landforms that characterize periglacial environments. Part One discusses the periglacial concept and describes the typical climates and ecosystems that are involved. Part Two describes the geocryology (permafrost science) associated with frozen ground. Part Three outlines the weathering and geomorphic processes associated with cold-climate conditions. Part Four provides insight into the periglacial environments of the Quaternary, especially the Late Pleistocene. Part Five describes some of the problems associated with human occupancy in regions that experience frozen ground and cold-climate conditions. Extensively revised and updated Written by an expert with over 50 years of field research Draws upon the author's personal experience from Northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia, Tibet, Antarctica, Svalbard, Scandinavia, southern South America, Western Europe and eastern North America This book is an invaluable reference for advanced undergraduates in geography, geology, earth sciences and environmental sciences programs, and to resource managers and geotechnical engineers interested in cold regions. Hugh French was born in England and educated at The University of Southampton (BA, PhD). He emigrated from the UK in 1967 to accept an appointment with The University of Ottawa, Canada, where he taught in the Departments of Geography (1967-2003), Geology (1980-1992) and Earth Sciences (1998-2003). He has been Dean of the Faculty of Science at The University of Ottawa (1992-1997), President of the International Permafrost Association (1998-2003) and Editor-in-Chief of Permafrost and Periglacial Processes (1990-2005). He has received the Roger Brown Award of the Canadian Geotechnical Society for outstanding contributions to permafrost science and engineering (1989), the Canadian Association of Geographers award for scholarly distinction (1995), and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Permafrost Association (2016).

Advances in Periglacial Geomorphology

Author : Geomorphology Ed Periglacial
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Periglacial geomorphology is concerned with the landforms and processes which occur in cold non-glacial regions. These regions are becoming more important because of the need to exploit their natural resources, so that oil and mining industries require periglacial geomorphologists on their staff. This book presents a review of the present status of periglacial geomorphology as reflected through a series of themes, including weathering and sediment transport, active layer processes, process-form relationships and broad aspects of the periglacial system. The focus is firmly on the achievements of the last decade, and spans representative examples of European and North American work. International co-operation has been excellent in producing a valuable contribution to the literature.

Glacial Geomorphology

Author : Clifford Embleton
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Glacial and Periglacial Geomorphology

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This work deals with glacial and periglacial landscapes in which the unifying theme is provided by ice. Emphasis is placed on the landforms and processes of erosion and deposition.

Periglacial Geomorphology

Author : Binghamton Symposium in Geomorphology 1991
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Presents papers written by distinguished American and Canadian geomorphologists that highlight the considerable quantity and diversity of periglacial geomorphic research being conducted in Arctic and alpine environments. Explores a variety of contemporary geomorphic processes such as pingos, nivation, ground ice, palsas, frost related and mass wasting procedures as well as paleoenvironmental studies. Also examines some of the potential impacts of global change on the nature and extent of permafrost and seasonal ice phenomena.

Periglacial Geomorphology

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Periglacial Geomorphology

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Glacial and Periglacial Geomorphology

Author : John R. Giardino
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Glacial and Periglacial Geomorphology in Mountain Environments

Author : Joan Manuel Vilaplana
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Glacial and Periglacial Geomorphology

Author : Clifford Embleton
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Glacial Geomorphology Periglacial geomorphology

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Central Appalachian Periglacial Geomorphology

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The Glacial and Periglacial Geomorphology of the Fourth of July Creek Valley Atlin Region Cassiar District Northwestern British Columbia

Author : Ann M. Tallman
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Glacial and Periglacial Geomorphology

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Periglacial Processes and Landforms in Britain and Ireland

Author : John Boardman
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This 1987 book examines the intimate link between periglacial geomorphology and the fluctuating climates of the Quaternary Period in the British Isles. In the last two million years, ice sheets have covered northern Britain several times. In the south, at the limit of the glaciation, intense frost action and the formation of permafrost have influenced past and present landscapes. The first part of the book looks at areas of the world that have climates similar to periglacial Britain: Scandinavia, the Canadian Arctic, and alpine regions. Contributors then present data on periglacial landforms in the British Isles. Topics discussed include the periglaciation of upland Britain, ground ice depressions, and pingo remnants. The regions surveyed stretch from northern Scotland to the Isles of Scilly. The contributions are based on a conference held in late 1985 under the sponsorship of the International Geographical Union and the Quaternary Research Association of the United Kingdom.