Geomorphology and Environmental Impact Assessment

Overview

This volume focuses on the close relationship between geomorphology and environmental impact assessment, and provides a wide-ranging overview of this topic. It includes several case studies covering a variety of environmental impacts derived from human activities (quarrying, communication infrastructure etc.) on different geomorphologic components (landforms, soil, landscapes etc.) and environments (glacial, fluvial, coastal etc.) The case studies presented offer a methodological guide from the most traditional ...
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Overview

This volume focuses on the close relationship between geomorphology and environmental impact assessment, and provides a wide-ranging overview of this topic. It includes several case studies covering a variety of environmental impacts derived from human activities (quarrying, communication infrastructure etc.) on different geomorphologic components (landforms, soil, landscapes etc.) and environments (glacial, fluvial, coastal etc.) The case studies presented offer a methodological guide from the most traditional geomorphological approaches through to the use of spatial data analysis and GIS tools and techniques. Environmental Impact Assessment is a relatively new scientific branch in which a wide variety of specialists are increasingly becoming involved. This volume will be of interest to geomorphologists, biologists, geographers, architects and engineers.
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Fourteen chapters use case studies to highlight the connections between geomorphology and environmental impact assessment. With consideration to various human activities, geomorphological components, and environments, the volume provides a methodological guide covering traditional geomorphological approaches as well as recent innovations. Most of these papers were presented at the Sixth Spanish Congress and International Conference on Environmental Geology and Land-use Planning, held in Granada. Black-and-white and color graphics are featured. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789058093448
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1901
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Geomorphology and Environmental Impact Assessment 1
Geomorphological impact assessment in the River Mincio plain (Province of Mantova, Northern Italy) 7
Prediction models for landslide hazard zonation using a fuzzy set approach 31
Impact of land-recycling projects: Evaluation and visualization of risk assessments 49
Geomorphology and Environmental Impact Assessment: A case study in Moena (Dolomites - Italy) 71
Basics of the natural river engineering 83
Impacts of natural salt transport in a coastal Mediterranean environment 113
Environmental reclamation of dismissed quarries in protected areas: A case study near Rome (Italy) 123
Landscape analysis based on environmental units and visual areas. The use of geomorphological units as a basic framework. La Vall de Gallinera, Alicante (Spain) 133
The use of models for the assessment of the impact of land use or runoff production in the Ouveze catchment (France) 155
Floods in the city of Rio Branco, Brazil: A case study on the impacts of human activities on flood dynamics and effects 163
Geomorphological impacts and feasibility of laying-out ski-trails in a glacial cirque in the Vosges (France) using GIS and multi-criteria analyses 177
A methodology for assessing landscape quality for environmental impact assessment and land use planning: Application to a Mediterranean environment 191
GIS applications for Environmental Impact Assessment: An analysis of the effects of a motor way project in a alpine valley 207
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