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Geomorphology of Desert Environments

Author: Athol D Abrahams; Anthony J Parsons
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Over the last twenty years there has been a major expansion of knowledge in the field of landforms and landforming processes of deserts. This advanced-level book provides a benchmark for the current state of science, and is written by an international team of authors who are acknowledged experts in their fields.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Athol D Abrahams; Anthony J Parsons
ISBN: 9789401582544 9401582548
OCLC Number: 851389217
Description: 1 online resource (x, 674 pages)
Contents: One Introduction --
1 Geomorphology of desert environments --
2 Global deserts: a geomorphic comparison --
Two Weathering --
3 Weathering processes and forms --
4 Aridic soils, patterned ground, and desert pavements --
5 Duricrusts --
6 Rock varnish in deserts --
Three Hillslopes --
7 Rock slopes --
8 Rock-mantled slopes --
9 Badlands --
10 Plants on desert hillslopes --
Four Rivers --
11 Catchment and channel hydrology --
12 Channel processes and forms --
Five Piedmonts --
13 Pediments in arid environments --
14 Alluvial fan processes and forms --
Six Lake Basins --
15 Hemiarid lake basins: hydrographic patterns --
16 Hemiarid lake basins: geomorphic patterns --
Seven Aeolian Surfaces --
17 Aeolian sediment transport --
18 Dune morphology and dynamics --
19 Landforms of aeolian erosion --
Eight Climatic Change --
20 Rock varnish as evidence of climatic change --
21 Hillslopes as evidence of climatic change --
22 River landforms and sediments: evidence of climatic change --
23 The role of climatic change in alluvial fan development --
24 Geomorphic evidence of climatic change from desert-basin palaeolakes --
25 Palaeoclimatic interpretations from desert dunes and sediments --
26 Cenozoic climatic changes in deserts: a synthesis.
Responsibility: edited by Athol D. Abrahams, Anthony J. Parsons.

Abstract:

Over the last twenty years there has been a major expansion of knowledge in the field of landforms and landforming processes of deserts. This advanced-level book provides a benchmark for the current state of science, and is written by an international team of authors who are acknowledged experts in their fields.

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