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Uplift, Erosion & Stability: Perspectives on Long-term Landscape Evolution

Product Code: SP162
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: B. J. Smith, W. B. Whalley and P. A. Warke
Publication Date: 04 November 1999
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Special Publication 162

An Interdisciplinary collection of papers related to long-term landscape development, integrating landscape and tectonic processes. The presentations demonstrate that studies of present-day processes can be successfully placed within an evolutionary framework and geological setting, the necessity of which increases as appreciation of the antiquity of many landscapes grows. Coverage includes: British Isles, NW Europe, Mediterranean Basin, Middle East, Himalaya, Andes and Antarctica.The papers highlight the significance of recent advances in analytical technology for improving interpretation of both geologically 'ancient' and 'young' landscapes. It is hoped that, by demonstrating the benefits of interdisciplinary discourse, a widening interest in landscape studies will be encouraged. Readership: Physical geologists; Geomorphologists; Geochronologists and Tectonic Geologists.

Principle Authors: B. J. Smith, The Queen's University of Belfast, UKD. K. C. Jones, London School of Economics, UK. P. Walsh, Uniwersytet Slaski, Poland. Y. Battiau-Queney, University of Science and Technology Lille, France. V. Puura, Tallinn Technical University, Estonia. K. Lidmar-Bergstrom, Stockholm University, Sweden. P. Migon, University of Wroclaw, Poland. R. Basili, University 'La Sapienza', Italy. C. Bartolini, Dipartimento di Scienze Terra, Italy. A. W. Baird, Kingston University, UK. R. W. H. Butler, University of Leeds, UK. M. G. Eriksson, Stockholm University, Sweden. D. N. Petley, University of Portsmouth, UK. P. A. Forthergill, Royal Holloway University of London, UK. L. A. Owen, University of California, USA. C. T. Conrad, Wilfred Laurier University, Canada. C. H. Costa, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina. M. Coltorti, Universita di Siena, Italy. M. A. Summerfield, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-047-9
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-047-8
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 278
Weight: 0.90 kg

Contents

Introduction • The British Isles • Evolving models of the Tertiary evolutionary geomorphology of southern England, with special reference to the Chalklands • On the uplift and denudation of the Weald • Chattian and Miocene elements in the modern landscape of western Britain and Ireland • Crustal anisotropy and differential uplift: their role in long-term landform development • Mainland Europe and Scandinavia • Pre-Devonian landscape of the Baltic Oil-Shale Basin, NW of the Russian platform • Uplift histories revealed by landforms of the Scandinavian domes • Inherited landscapes of the Sudetic Foreland (SW Poland) and implications for reconstructing uplift and erosional histories of upland terrains in Central Europe • The application of palaeo-landsurface analysis to the study of recent tectonics in central Italy • An overview of Pliocene to present-day uplift and denudation rates in the Northern Apennine • Africa and The Middle East • Structural and stratigraphic perspectives on the uplift and erosional history of Djebel Cherichira and Oued Grigema, a segment of the Tunisian Atlas thrust fault • Landscape evolution and the preservation of tectonic landforms along the northern Yammouneh Fault, Lebanon • Influence of crustal movements on landforms, erosion and sediment deposition in the Irangi Hills, central Tanzania, Asia • Uplift and landscape stability at Taroko, eastern Taiwan • Preliminary observations on the geomorphic evolution of the Guide Basin, Qinghai Province, China: implications for the uplift of the northeast margin of the Tibetan Plateau • The landscape evolution of Nemegt Uul: a late Cenozoic transpressional uplift in the Gobi Altai, southern Mongolia • The Americas • Conrad, C. T. & Saunderson, H. C. Temporal and spatial variation in suspended sediment yields from eastern North America • Palaeo-landsurfaces and neotectonic analysis in the southern Sierras Pampeanas, Argentina • The significance of high planation surfaces in the Andes of Ecuador • Antarctica • Cosmogenic isotope data support previous evidence of extremely low rates of denudation in the Dry Valleys region, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica • Index

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