Arid And Semi Arid Geomorphology

Author: Andrew Goudie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110700554X
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Global analysis of landforms of deserts and the processes that mould them, for advanced students and researchers.

Dryland Rivers

Author: L. J. Bull
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471491231
Size: 75.40 MB
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Examines the processes operating in the headwaters and mainchannels of ephemeral rivers in semi-arid environments and includescoverage of current fieldwork investigations, modeling approaches,and management issues. focuses on dryland channel networks and processes presents a historical framework for research discusses examples of current studies and evaluatescontemporary modelling approaches Emphasis is on the Mediterranean region, with comparisons toother dryland regimes eg California, Australia, Chile.

Geomorphology In Deserts

Author: Ronald U. Cooke
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520022805
Size: 30.38 MB
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Desert Geomorphology

Author: Ronald U. Cooke
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203020593
Size: 58.47 MB
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Including recent research findings from terrestrial satellite imagery, the study of planetary landscapes, and advances in laboratory work, this also covers the environmental processes involved in desertification and the solution of planning and

Geomorphology Of Desert Environments

Author: Anthony J. Parsons
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402057199
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About one-third of the Earth’s land surface experiences a desert climate, and this area supports approximately 15% of the planet’s population. This percentage continues to grow, and with this growth comes the need to acquire and apply an understanding of desert geomorphology. Such an understanding is vital in managing scarce and fragile resources and in mitigating natural hazards. This authoritative reference book is comprehensive in its coverage of the geomorphology of desert environments, and is arranged thematically. It begins with an overview of global deserts, proceeds through treatments of weathering, hillslopes, rivers, piedmonts, lake basins, and aeolian surfaces, and concludes with a discussion of the role of climatic change. Written by a team of international authors, all of whom are active in the field, the chapters cover the spectrum of desert geomorphology.

Arid Zone Geomorphology

Author: David S. G. Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470975695
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The new edition of Arid Zone Geomorphology aims to encapsulate the advances that have been made in recent years in the investigation and explanation of landforms and geomorphological processes in drylands. Building on the success of the previous two editions, the Third Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. Whilst this latest edition will remain a comprehensive reference to the subject, the book has been restructured to include regional case studies throughout to enhance student understanding and is clearly defined into five distinct sections; Firstly, the book introduces the reader to Large Scale Controls and Variability in Drylands and then moves on to consider Surface Processes and Characteristics; The Work of Water, The Work of the Wind. The book concludes with a section on Living with Dryland Geomorphology that includes a chapter on geomorphological hazards and the human impact on these environments. Once again, recognised world experts in the field have been invited to contribute chapters in order to present a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of current knowledge about the processes shaping the landscape of deserts and arid regions. In order to broaden the appeal of the Third Edition, the book has been reduced in extent by 100 pages and the Regional chapters have been omitted in favour of the inclusion of key regional case studies throughout the book. The Editor is also considering the inclusion of a supplementary website that could include further images, problems and case studies.

Geomorphological Hazards And Disaster Prevention

Author: Irasema Alcántara-Ayala
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316175642
Size: 75.82 MB
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Human activities have had a huge impact on the environment and landscape, through industrialisation and land-use change, leading to climate change, deforestation, desertification, land degradation, and air and water pollution. These impacts are strongly linked to the occurrence of geomorphological hazards, such as floods, landslides, snow avalanches, soil erosion, and others. Geomorphological work includes not only the understanding but the mapping and modelling of Earth's surface processes, many of which directly affect human societies. In addition, geomorphologists are becoming increasingly involved with the dimensions of societal problem solving, through vulnerability analysis, hazard and risk assessment and management. The work of geomorphologists is therefore of prime importance for disaster prevention. An international team of geomorphologists have contributed their expertise to this volume, making this a scientifically rigorous work for a wide audience of geomorphologists and other Earth scientists, including those involved in environmental science, hazard and risk assessment, management and policy.