Applied Geomorphology

R. J. Allison

ISBN: 9788126550555

492 pages

Exclusively distributed by Star Educational Books Distributors


INR 4895


Geomorphology is concerned with the description, classification and analysis of the Earth's topographic features and the origin of landforms. Applied geomorphology is use of geomorphology to deal with real world issues of resource location and hazard reduction. The increasing importance of applied geomorphology is clear with the expanding role of geomorphologists in decision making, particularly in the methodology and implementation of environmental impact assessment (EIA). This is the first book to bring together practical examples from around the world to show how geomorphological evidence can help in effective land utilization and hazard and risk assessment.

•    Slopes and Landslides
•    Stability Analysis of Prediction Models for Landslide Hazard Mapping
•    Geomorphology, stability analyses and stabilization works on the Montepiano Travertinous Cliff
•    Photogrammetric techniques for the investigation of the Corniglio landslide
•    Risk-prone lands in hilly regions. Mapping stages
•    Rates and mechanisms of change of hard rock steep slopes on the Colorado plateau, USA
•    Slope remodelling in areas exploited by skiers: case study of the northern Flysch slope of Pilkso Mountain, Polish Carpathian Mountains
•    Effects of runoff characteristics on the frequency of slope failures in Soya Hills, Northern Japan
•    Sediment Transfer Dynamics
•    Overview -Sediment Transfer Dynamics
•    Pollutant transfer by erosion on two agricultural watersheds in Northern Parisian Basin
•    Fire intensity, runoff and sediment movement in eucalypt forest near Sydney, Australia
•    Sediment associated Chernobyl 137Cs redistribution in the small basins of Central Russia
•    Sources of river-suspended sediment after selected logging in a headwater basin
•    Vertical redistribution of radio-caesium (137Cs) in an undisturbed organic soil of northeastern France
•    Weathering surveys in geomorphology: mapping examples from Sila Massif
•    Assessment of silting-up dynamics of 11 cut-off channel plugs on a free meandering river
•    Hazard and Risk
•    Overview: Hazard and Risk
•    The role of geomorphology in landscape ecology: the landscape unit map of Italy, scale 1:250000
•    Estimation of the effects of slope map computing on shallow landslide hazard zonation. A case history in the Northern Appenines (Italy)
•    Geomorphological risk assessment for cultural heritage conservation
•    Geomorphology and Environmental Impact Assessment in Relation to Dryland Agriculture
•    Contribution of quantitative geomorphic analysis to the evaluation of geomorphological hazards: case study in Italy
•    Geomorphological changes and hazard potential by eruption and debris discharge Unzen Volcano, Japan
•    Coasts
•    Overview: Using Geomorphology at the Coast
•    Vertical ground movements in the eastern Po Plain
•    Natural and anthropogenic factors affecting the recent evolution of Calabria beaches  
•    Effects of Hurricane Roxanne on coastal geomorphology in southeastern Mexico
•    Dunes generations and ponds on the coast of the Ceara State