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Climatic Geomorphology

Climatic Geomorphology

by M. Gutierrez Elorza, G. Benito, G. Desir


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ISBN-13: 9780444521286
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 01/27/2006
Series: Developments in Earth Surface Processes Series , #8
Pages: 774
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

FIRST PART - Introduction and concepts
1. Climatic geomorphology
SECOND PART - Geomorphology of glacial zones
2. Glaciers
3. Glacial erosion
4. Glacial transportation and sedimentation
5. Fluvioglacial erosion and sedimentation
6. Geomorphology applied to glacial regions
THIRD PART - Geomorphology of periglacial zones
7. The periglacial environment
8. Periglacial landforms
9. Some aspects of applied geomorphology in periglacial regions
FOURTH PART - Geomorphology of arid regions
10. The arid zones
11. Weathering processes and resulting forms
12. Desert surfaces: pavements, patterned ground, varnishes and crusts
13. The action of water in arid regions
14. Slopes in arid zones
15. The arid region piedmonts: glacis and alluvial fans
16. Desert lakes: playa-lakes and sebkhas
FIFTH PART - Eolian geomorphology
17. Eolian processes and erosive landforms
18. Eolian deposits
19. Applied geomorphologphy and arid regions
SEVENTH PART- Geomorphology of tropical zones
20. The humid tropics: weathering and laterites
21. Tropical landforms
22. Applied geomorphology in tropical regions
EIGHTH PART - Geomorphology and climate change
23. Environmental change
24. Climate change in glacial and periglacial regions
25. Climate change in arid and tropical humid regions

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