Geomorphology, Human Activity and Global Environmental Change / Edition 1

Geomorphology, Human Activity and Global Environmental Change / Edition 1

by Olav Slaymaker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471895903

ISBN-13: 9780471895909

Pub. Date: 06/30/2000

Publisher: Wiley

Demonstrates that the land-based geomorphological evidence of environmental change from late Pleistocene, Holocene, historical and contemporary time periods remain central to a full understanding of global environmental change both at the global and regional scale.
* Includes case studies from Europe, North America and Asia  See more details below

Overview

Demonstrates that the land-based geomorphological evidence of environmental change from late Pleistocene, Holocene, historical and contemporary time periods remain central to a full understanding of global environmental change both at the global and regional scale.
* Includes case studies from Europe, North America and Asia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471895909
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/30/2000
Series:
International Association of Geomorphologists Series, #7
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.81(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Preface and Acknowledgements

Section A Introduction

1. Global Environmental Change: The Global Agenda (by Olav Slaymaker)

Section B Tectonics, Sea Level and Climate Forcing

Introduction

2. Glacial Landforms in Taiwan and a Reinterpretation of the Last Glacial Snowline Depression (by Margot Böse)

3. The Effects of Relative Sea Level Changes on the Coastal Morphology of Southern Apulia (Italy) during the Holocene (by Michela Dini, Giuseppe Mastronuzzi and Paolo Sansò)

4. Estimating Pleistocene Tectonic Uplift Rates in the Southeastern Apennines (Italy) from Erosional Land Surfaces and Marine Terraces (by Annalisa Amato)

Section C Regional Hydrologic and Lacustrine Impacts of Global Environmental Change

Introduction

5. Slope-Channel Linkage as a Control on Geomorphic Sensitivity in Alpine Basins, Cascade Mountains, British Columbia (by Martin Evans)

6. A Holocene Debris-Flow Chronology for an Alpine Catchment, Colorado Front Range (by Brian Menounos)

7. Holocene Paleoenvironments in Central Spain Reconstructed by Sedimentological Investigation of Playa Lake Systems (by Brigitta Schütt)

8. Rainfall Increase, Land Use and Morphodynamic Changes in Northwestern Argentina as Indicators of the Effects of Future Climatic Changes (by J.M. Sayago and M. Toledo)

9. Some Considerations Regarding Climatic Change and Specific Erosion in Central Italy (by Walter Dragoni and Daniela Valigi)

Section D Human Activity and Global Environmental Change

Introduction

10. Sensitivity of Fluvial Systems to Climate Change and Human Impact: A Case Study from Central Europe (by Monika Igl, Roland Mäusbacher, Heike Schneider and Jussi Baade)

11. Geomorphological Change on the Tsengwen Coastal Plain in Southwestern Taiwan (by Jul-Chin Chang)

12. Environmental Impact of Land Use Change in the Inner Alentejo (Portugal) in the 20th century (by Denise de Brum Ferreira)

13. Classification of Spatial and Temporal Changes to a Developed Barrier Island, Seven Mile Beach, New Jersey, USA (by Nancy L. Jackson, Karl F. Nordstrom, Michael S. Bruno and Valerie L. Spalding)

14. Impact of Human Activities on Geomorphic Processes in the Almora Region, Central Himalaya, India (by J.S. Rawat, Geeta Rawat and S.P. Rai)

Section E Conclusion

15. Reflections on the Actual and Potential Role of Geomorphology in Global Environmental Change Research (by Olav Slaymaker)

Index

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