Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences


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Twenty papers focus on the relationships between climate and tectonic processes, and between evolution and geologic processes. Topics considered include the effect of Cenozoic climate change on the rates of erosion and uplift of mountain belts; fluvial incision into rock; a proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain; computer simulations yielding insights into the evolution of early plants; ...and into the origin of chemical reactions defining metabolism (in terms of geochemical processes and mineralogical constraints). Other contributions overview the North American Cordillera through Phanerozoic time, the complex tectonics of the Mendocino Triple Junction, and the difficulties of inferring material types from spectroscopic observations of asteroid surfaces. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780824320362
Publisher: Annual Reviews
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Pages: 669
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Geomorphology: A Sliver off the Corpus of Science1
Evolution of the North American Cordillera13
Computer Models of Early Land Plant Evolution45
Late Cenozoic Increase in Accumulation Rates of Terrestrial Sediment: How Might Climate Change Have Affected Erosion Rates?67
Recent Developments in the Study of Ocean Turbulence91
Global Glacial Isostasy and the Surface of the Ice-Age Earth: The ICE-5G (VM2) Model and Grace111
Bedrock Rivers and the Geomorphology of Active Orogens151
Quantitative Biostratigraphy--Achieving Finer Resolution in Global Correlation187
Rock to Sediment--Slope to Sea with [superscript 10]Be--Rates of Landscape Change215
River Avulsions and Their Deposits257
Biogenic Manganese Oxides: Properties and Mechanisms of Formation287
Spherule Layers--Records of Ancient Impacts329
Yucca Mountain: Earth-Science Issues at a Geologic Repository for High-Level Nuclear Waste363
Influence of the Mendocino Triple Junction on the Tectonics of Coastal California403
Compressional Structures on Mars435
Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Alpine Snow Properties465
Modern Analogs in Quaternary Paleoecology: Here Today, Gone Yesterday, Gone Tomorrow?495
Space Weathering of Asteroid Surfaces539
Transition Metal Sulfides and the Origins of Metabolism569
Genes, Diversity, and Geologic Process on the Pacific Coast601
Subject Index653
Cumulative Index of Contributing Authors, Volumes 22-32667
Cumulative Index of Chapter Titles, Volumes 22-32670

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