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Geomorphology of Upland Peat : Erosion, Form and Landscape Change.

Author: Martin Evans; Jeff Warburton
Publisher: Somerset : Wiley, 2011.
Series: RGS-IBG book series.
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Geomorphology of Upland Peat offers a detailed synthesis of existing literature on peat erosion, incorporating new research ideas and data from two leading experts in the field. This text will be  Read more...

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Evans, Martin.
Geomorphology of Upland Peat : Erosion, Form and Landscape Change.
Somerset : Wiley, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Evans; Jeff Warburton
ISBN: 9781444391695 1444391690
OCLC Number: 929529481
Notes: ""9.1 Implications of Widespread Peat Erosion""
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages).
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Half Title Page""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Dedication""; ""Series Editors' Preface""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Figure and Table Acknowledgements""; ""Chapter 1: Introduction""; ""1.1 The Aims of this Volume""; ""1.2 Terminology, Definitions and Peatland Geomorphology""; ""1.3 The Geography of Blanket Mire Complexes""; ""1.4 Patterns of Peat Erosion in Space and Time""; ""1.5 Causes of Peat Erosion""; ""1.6 A Brief History of the Evolution of Peatland Geomorphology""; ""1.7 Structure of this Volume and the Peat Landsystem Model"" ""Chapter 2: The Hydrology of Upland Peatlands""""2.1 Introduction""; ""2.2 Controls on Water Movement in Peat Landsystems""; ""2.3 Geomorphology and the Hydrology of Upland Peatlands""; ""Chapter 3: Sediment Production""; ""3.1 Introduction""; ""3.2 Sediment Production as a Control on Catchment Sediment Flux""; ""3.3 Evidence from Field Observation""; ""3.4 Evidence from Controlled Experiments""; ""3.5 Timescales of Sediment Supply""; ""3.6 Conclusion""; ""Chapter 4: Fluvial Processes and Peat Erosion""; ""4.1 Introduction""; ""4.2 Gully Erosion of Blanket Peat"" ""4.3 Erosion and Transport of Peat in Perennial Stream Channels""""4.4 Sediment Yield""; ""4.5 Conclusions""; ""Chapter 5: Slope Processes and Mass Movements""; ""5.1 Introduction""; ""5.2 Peat-Covered Hillslopes""; ""5.3 Morphology of Rapid Peat Mass Movements""; ""5.4 Mechanism of Peat Failure""; ""5.5 Significance of Surface Hydrology in Peat Failures""; ""5.6 Stability Analysis and Modelling of Peat Mass Movements""; ""5.7 The Changing Frequency of Peat Mass Movements Over Time""; ""5.8 Summary and Overall Framework""; ""Chapter 6: Wind Erosion Processes""; ""6.1 Introduction"" ""6.2 The General Significance of Wind Erosion in Upland Peatlands""""6.3 Mechanisms and Processes of Wind Erosion""; ""6.4 Direct Measurements of Wind Erosion of Peat""; ""6.5 Significance of Dry Conditions and Drought for Wind Erosion""; ""6.6 Conclusions""; ""Chapter 7: Peat Erosion Forms --
From Landscape to Micro-Relief""; ""7.1 Rationale and Introduction""; ""7.2 Macroscale --
Region/Catchment Scale""; ""7.3 Mesoscale --
Slope Catena Scale""; ""7.4 Microscale --
Material Structure Scale""; ""7.5 Linking the Geomorphological and the Ecohydrological""; ""7.6 Conclusions"" ""Chapter 8: Sediment Dynamics, Vegetation and Landscape Change""""8.1 Introduction""; ""8.2 The Effect of Peatland Dynamics on Long-Term Sediment Budgets""; ""8.3 Re-Vegetation of Eroding Peatlands""; ""8.4 Controls and Mechanisms of Natural Re-Vegetation""; ""8.5 Stratigraphic Evidence of Erosion and Re-Vegetation""; ""8.6 The Future of Blanket Peat Sediment Systems""; ""8.7 Changes in Pollution""; ""8.8 Climate Change Impacts""; ""8.9 Relative Importance of Peat Erosion in Wider Upland Sediment Budgets""; ""8.10 Conclusions""; ""Chapter 9: Implications and Conclusions""
Series Title: RGS-IBG book series.

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