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Geomorphology of Desert Environments [electronic resource] / edited by A. D. Abrahams, A. Parsons.

Publication:
Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1994.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (X, 674 p.)
Edition:
1st ed. 1994.
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Subjects:
Hydrogeology.
Physical geography.
Local subjects:
Hydrogeology. (search)
Physical Geography. (search)
Language:
English
Summary:
Over the last twenty years there has been a major expansion of knowledge in the field of landforms and landforming processes of deserts. This advanced-level book provides a benchmark for the current state of science, and is written by an international team of authors who are acknowledged experts in their fields.
Contents:
One Introduction
1 Geomorphology of desert environments
2 Global deserts: a geomorphic comparison
Two Weathering
3 Weathering processes and forms
4 Aridic soils, patterned ground, and desert pavements
5 Duricrusts
6 Rock varnish in deserts
Three Hillslopes
7 Rock slopes
8 Rock-mantled slopes
9 Badlands
10 Plants on desert hillslopes
Four Rivers
11 Catchment and channel hydrology
12 Channel processes and forms
Five Piedmonts
13 Pediments in arid environments
14 Alluvial fan processes and forms
Six Lake Basins
15 Hemiarid lake basins: hydrographic patterns
16 Hemiarid lake basins: geomorphic patterns
Seven Aeolian Surfaces
17 Aeolian sediment transport
18 Dune morphology and dynamics
19 Landforms of aeolian erosion
Eight Climatic Change
20 Rock varnish as evidence of climatic change
21 Hillslopes as evidence of climatic change
22 River landforms and sediments: evidence of climatic change
23 The role of climatic change in alluvial fan development
24 Geomorphic evidence of climatic change from desert-basin palaeolakes
25 Palaeoclimatic interpretations from desert dunes and sediments
26 Cenozoic climatic changes in deserts: a synthesis.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Abrahams, A. D. editor., Editor,
Parsons, A. editor., Editor,
ISBN:
94-015-8254-8
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-94-015-8254-4 doi