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Landscape Evolution: Denudation, Climate and Tectonics over Different Time and Space Scales

Product Code: SP296
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by K Gallagher, S J Jones and J Wainwright
Publication Date: 01 April 2008
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Special Publication 296.

The morphology of Earth’s surface reflects the interaction of climate, tectonics and denudational processes operating over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. These processes can be considered catastrophic or continuous; depending on the timescale of observation or interest. Recent research had required integration of historically distinct subjects such as geomorphology, sedimentology, climatology and tectonics. Together, these have provided new insights into absolute and relative rates of denudation, and the factors that control the many dynamic processes involved. Specific subject areas covered are sediment transport processes and the timescales of competing processes, the role of the geological record and landscapes in constraining different processes, the nature of landscape evolution at different spatial scales and in contrasting geological environments.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-250-2
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 208
Weight: 0.90 kg


  • Acknowledgements
  • The Earth’s dynamic surface: an overview, K Gallagher, S J Jones, & J Wainwright
  • Time scales of tectonic landscapes and their sediment routing systems, P A Allen
  • Equilibrium in the balance? Implications for landscape evolution from dryland environments, L J Bracken & J Wainwright
  • Modelling cockpit karst landforms, C Fleurant, G E Tucker & H A Viles
  • Debris flows as a factor of hillslope evolution controlled by a continuous or a pulse process? E Bardou & M Jaboyedoff
  • Limits to resolving catastrophic events in the Quaternary fluvial record: a case study from the Nene valley, Northamptonshire, UK, R M Briant, G R Coope, P L Gibbard, R C Preece & S Boreham
  • Fluvial solar signals, C Vita-Finzi
  • Exploring the links between sediment character, bed material erosion and landscape: implications from a laboratory study of gravels and sand–gravel mixtures, L Frostick, B Murphy & R Middleton
  • Inferring bedload transport from stratigraphic successions: examples from Cenozoic and Pleistocene rivers, south central Pyrenees, Spain, S J Jones & L E Frostick
  • Planar landforms as markers of denudation chronology: an inversion of East Pyrenean tectonics based on landscape and sedimentary basin analysis, M Calvet & Y Gunnell
  • South African pediments and interfluves, R B King
  • Summary of progress in geomorphologic modelling of continental slope canyons, N C Mitchell
  • Index


Piotr Migoñ

this volume will be a useful addition to geomorphological libraries.By providing different examples and approaches from different fields it should serve as a source of inspiration for further research,

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