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Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology

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Publisher Comments:

This excellent text is a pioneering work in the study of landform development under processes associated with running water. Its primary emphasis is on subjects that were the focus of the authors' studies in both field and laboratory. Part I deals with the process of change in the evolving landscape. Part II explores process and form, and Part III, the effects of time.

In Part I, the relation of geomorphology to field problems is analyzed in studies of a mountain block in a semiarid climate, a meandering river cut into bedrock, and benches along a sea coast. Part Two contains studies of weathering, climate, and such denudational processes as flooding and erosion. Here, too, are examinations of the drainage basin as a geomorphic unit, water and sediment in channels, channel form and process, and hillslope characteristics and processes.

In Part III, the authors cover geochronology, drainage pattern evolution, channel changes with time, and the evolution of hillslopes. Two appendixes will help readers convert units and equivalents, and identify symbols and nomenclature. 1964 edition.

Book News Annotation:

**** A classic, originally published by Freeman in 1964, is here reprinted without change. The original is cited in BCL3.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A pioneering study that encompasses both field and laboratory research, this text explores the landscapes of mountains, rivers, and seacoasts. Topics include weathering, climate, and erosion. 1964 edition.

Synopsis:

A pioneering study of landform development under processes associated with running water, this text encompasses both field and laboratory research. Topics include the landscapes of mountains, rivers, and seacoasts; studies of weathering, climate, and erosion; and coverage of geochronology, drainage patterns, channel changes, and the evolution of hill slopes. 1964 edition.

Synopsis:

A pioneering work in the study of landform development under processes associated with running water. 2 appendixes.

Table of Contents

PART I. THE EVOLVING LANDSCAPE

  Chapter 1. The Changing Scene

  Chapter 2. Geomorphology and the Field Problem

    Introduction

    A Mountain Block in a Semiarid Climate

    A Meandering River Cut into Bedrock

    Benches along a Sea Coast

PART II. PROCESS AND FORM

  Chapter 3. Climate and Denudational Processes

    Introduction: Processes of Upbuilding and of Downwasting

    Characteristics and Classification of Processes

    Erodibility

    Morphogenetic Regions

    "Interaction of Vegetation, Runoff, and Sediment Yield: an Example "

    Effective Climate in Geomorphology

    The Annual Water Budget

    Distribution of the Total Water Supply

    Frequency Distribution of Climatic Events

    Streamflow Fluctuation

    Flood Frequency

    The Frequency Concept and Geomorphic Processes

    Landforms in Relation to Frequency of Climatic Events

  Chapter 4. Weathering

    Rocks and Water-the Components of Weathering

    Materials Subject to Weathering

    Composition of Rain and Snow in Relation to Weathering

    Mineral-water Reactions

    Products of Chemical Weathering and Some Determining Factors

    Products of Weathering-Clay Minerals

    Effects of Removal by Erosion

    Effects of Weathering Sequence

    Effects of Transport of Materials

    Effects of Precipitation and Temperature

    Organic Matter

    Processes of Physical Weathering

    Products of Physical Weathering

    Rates of Weathering

    Soils: Introduction

    Factors That Affect Soil Formation

    Precipitation

    Parent Material

    Topography

    Biologic Factors

Chapter 5. The Drainage Basin as a Geomorphic Unit

    "Numbers, Lengths, and Orders of Stream Channels "

    Drainage Density and Texture

    Description of the Drainage Basin in Cross Section

Chapter 6. Water and Sediment in Channels

    Introduction

    Forces Acting in Channels

    Velocity and Its Distribution

    Factors Controlling Flow Velocity

    Energy Losses in Streamflow

    Measurement of Velocity and Discharge

    The Debris Load of Rivers: Introduction

    The Nature of Fluid Force and Its Relation to Debris Movement

    Bed Load and Suspended Load

    Computation of Sediment Load

    Measurement of Sediment Load

    The Stream Bed and Its Description

  Chapter 7. Channel Form and Process

    Shape of the Channel

    Riffles and Bars

    Variation of Hydraulic Characteristics at a Given Cross Section

    River-bed Scour During Floods

    Variation of Hydraulic Characteristics in a Downstream Direction

    Longitudinal Profile of the River Channel

    Observations on Artificial Base Level

    "Equilibrium, River Profiles, and Channel Geometry "

    Channel Pattern: Introduction

    Straight Channels

    Braided Channels

    Geometry of Meanders

    Flow in Meanders

    Initiation and Development of Meanders

    Meandering Valleys

    The River Flood Plain: Introduction

    Floods and the Flood Plain

    Flood Plain Formation

  Chapter 8. Hillslope Characteristics and Processes

    Features of Slopes

    Controls of the Form of Hillslopes

    Relation to Lithology and Environmental Controls

    Mass Movements: Introduction

    Landslides and Rockfalls

    Rapid Flows of Wet Debris

    Creep

    Overland Flow: General

    Runoff

    Erosion

    Lithology and Form

    Climate and Form

    Examples of Slope Forms in Different Regions

    Spitzbergen and Scandinavia

    Central Appalachian Mountain Region

    Hawaii

    Southern Sudan

    Southwestern United States

    South Africa

    Some Generalizations on the Forms of Hillslopes

PART III. THE EFFECTS OF TIME

  Chapter 9. Geochronology

    Introduction

    Historical Records

    Dendrochronology

    Archeological Methods

    Varves

    Pollen Analysis

    Radioactivity

    An Example of Geochronologic Problems

Chapter 10. Drainage Pattern Evolution

    Development of Rill Systems

    Effect of Longitudinal Profile on Tributary Junctions

    Probability and the Drainage Network

    Evolution of the Drainage Net

    Modes of Drainage Extension

    Limits of Drainage Development

Chapter 11. Channel Changes with Time

    Channel Aggradation and Accumulation of Valley Alluvium

    Degradation: Headcuts and Gullies

    The Discontinuous Gully

    Degradation of Channels as a Result of Changes in Hydrologic Regimen

    River Terraces

    Terrace Sequences and Correlation of Terrace Remnants

    Paleosols

    River Terraces and the Field Problem

  Chapter 12. Evolution of Hillslopes

    Divergent Views of Hillslope Evolution

    Types of Evidence Supporting Some Postulates On Landscape Evolution

    Ultimate Forms: Pediments .and Peneplains

    Models of Slope Evolution

APPENDIX A.Conversion of Units and Equivalents

APPENDIX B. Symbols and Nomenclature

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486685885
With:
Wolman, M. Gordon
With:
Miller, John P.
With:
Wolman, M. Gordon
With:
Miller, John P.
Author:
Leopold, Luna B.
Author:
Wolman, M. Gordon
Author:
Leopold, Luna Bergere
Author:
Miller, John P.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
Rivers
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Physical geography
Subject:
Geomorphology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Geology-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Earth Science
Publication Date:
19950631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.25 lb

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A pioneering study that encompasses both field and laboratory research, this text explores the landscapes of mountains, rivers, and seacoasts. Topics include weathering, climate, and erosion. 1964 edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
A pioneering study of landform development under processes associated with running water, this text encompasses both field and laboratory research. Topics include the landscapes of mountains, rivers, and seacoasts; studies of weathering, climate, and erosion; and coverage of geochronology, drainage patterns, channel changes, and the evolution of hill slopes. 1964 edition.
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A pioneering work in the study of landform development under processes associated with running water. 2 appendixes.
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