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The Resource Geomorphology and global environmental change, edited by Olav Slaymaker, Thomas Spencer [and] Christine Embleton-Hamann

Geomorphology and global environmental change, edited by Olav Slaymaker, Thomas Spencer [and] Christine Embleton-Hamann

Label
Geomorphology and global environmental change
Title
Geomorphology and global environmental change
Statement of responsibility
edited by Olav Slaymaker, Thomas Spencer [and] Christine Embleton-Hamann
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Global climate change will have a profound effect on our landscape, but there are other important catalysts of landscape change, including relief, hydroclimate and runoff, sea level change and human activity. This book provides a benchmark statement from some of the world's leading geomorphologists on the state of the environment and its likely near-future change
Cataloging source
UKM
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GB447
LC item number
.G46 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Slaymaker, Olav
  • Spencer, T.
  • Embleton-Hamann, Christine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic geomorphology
  • Environmental geomorphology
  • Global environmental change
  • Landscape changes
  • Umweltveränderung
  • Geomorphologie
Label
Geomorphology and global environmental change, edited by Olav Slaymaker, Thomas Spencer [and] Christine Embleton-Hamann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Landscape and landscape-scale processes as the unfilled niche in the global environmental change debate: an introduction / Olav Slaymaker, Thomas Spencer and Simon Dadson. -- The content -- Climatic geomorphology -- Process morphology -- Identification of disturbance regimes -- Landscape change -- Systemic drivers of global environmental change (I): hydroclimate and runoff -- Systemic drivers of global environmental change (II): sea level -- Cumulative drivers of global environmental change (I): topographic relief -- Cumulative drivers of global environmental change (II): human activity -- Broader issues for geomorphology in the global environmental change debate -- Landscape change models in geomorphology -- Organisation of the book -- Mountains / Olav Slaymaker and Christine Embleton-Hamann. -- Introduction -- Direct driver I: relief -- Direct driver (II): hydroclimate and runoff -- Direct driver (III): human activity, population and land use -- Twenty-first-century mountain landscapes under the influence of hydroclimate change -- Twenty-first-century mountain landscapes under the influence of land use and land cover change -- Vulnerability of mountain landscapes and relation to adaptive capacity -- Lakes and lake catchments / Kenji Kashiwaya, Olav Slaymaker and Michael Church. -- Introduction -- Lakes and wetlands -- The lake catchment as geomorphic system -- Internal lake processes -- Hydroclimate changes and proxy data -- Effects of human activity -- Scenarios of future wetland and lake catchment change-- Rivers / Michael Church, Tim P. Burt, Victor J. Galay and G. Mathuias Kondolf. -- Introduction -- Land surface: runoff production -- River channels: function and management -- Fluvial sediment transport and sedimentation -- Water control: dams and diversions -- River restoration in the context of global change -- Conclusions --
  • Estuaries, coastal marshes, tidal flats and coastal dunes / Denise J. Reed, Robin Davidson-Arnott and Gerardo M.E. Perillo. -- Introduction -- Estuaries -- Coastal marshes and tidal flats -- Coastal sand dunes systems -- Managing coastal geomorphic systems for the twenty-first century -- Beaches, cliffs and deltas / Marcel J.F. Stive, Peter J. Cowell and Robert J. Nicholls. -- Introduction -- Coastal classifications -- The coastal-tract cascade -- Applications of the quantitative coastal tract -- Risk-based prediction and adaptation -- Conclusions -- Coral reefs / Paul Kench, Chris Perry, and Thomas Spencer. -- Introduction -- Carbonate production in coral reef environments: the reef carbonate factory -- Coral reef landforms: reef and reef flat geomorphology -- Reef sedimentary landforms -- Anthropogenic effects on sedimentary landforms -- Synthesis -- Tropical rainforests / Rory P.D. Walsh and Will H. Blake. -- The tropical rainforest ecological and morphoclimatic zone -- Geomorphological characteristics of the rainforest zone: a synthesis -- Recent climate change in the rainforest zone -- Approaches and methods for predicting geomorphological change: physical models versus conceptual/empirical approaches -- Potential ecological, hydrological and geomorphological response to predicted future climate change in rainforest areas -- Research gaps and priorities for improvement to geomorphological predictions in the humid tropics -- Summary and conclusions -- Tropical savannas / Michael E. Meadows and David S.G. Thomas. -- Introduction -- Key landforms and processes -- Landscape sensitivity, thresholds and 'hotspots' -- A case study in geomorphic impacts of climate change: the Kalahari of southern Africa -- Concluding remarks --
  • Deserts / Nicholas Lancaster. -- Introduction -- Drivers of change and variability in desert geomorphic systems -- Fluvial geomorphic systems in deserts -- Aeolian systems -- Discussion -- Mediterranean landscapes / Maria Sala. -- Introduction -- Geology, topography and soils -- Climate, hydrology, vegetation and geomorphological processes -- Long-term environmental change in Mediterranean landscapes -- Traditional human impacts in Mediterranean landscapes and nineteenth- and twentieth century change -- Contemporary and expected near-future land use changes -- Global environmental change in Mediterranean environments and its interaction with land use change -- Concluding remarks -- Temperate forests and rangelands / Rory C. Sidle and Tim P. Burt. -- Introduction -- Global distribution of mid-latitude temperate forests and rangelands -- Potential climate change scenarios and geomorphic consequences -- Types, trajectories and vulnerabilities associated with anticipated mass wasting responses to climate change -- Anthropogenic effects on geomorphic processes -- Techniques for assessing effects of anthropogenic and climate-induced mass wasting -- Summary and conclusions -- Tundra and permafrost-dominated taiga / Marie-Françoise André and Oleg Anisimov. -- Permafrost regions: a global change 'hotspot' -- Permafrost indicators: current trends and projections -- Permafrost thaw as a driving force of landscape change in tundra/taiga areas -- Impact of landscape change on greenhouse gas release -- Socioeconomic impact and hazard implications of themokarst activity -- Vulnerability of arctic coastal regions exposed to accelerated erosion -- Discriminating the climate, sea level and land use components of global change -- Lessons from the past -- Geomorphological services and recommendations for future management of permafrost regions -- Ice sheets and ice caps / David Sugden. -- Introduction -- Distributions of ice sheets and ice caps -- Ice sheets and ice cap landscapes - -Ice sheets and ice caps: mass balance -- Ice flow and ice temperature -- External controls and feedbacks -- Landscapes of glacial erosion and deposition -- How will ice sheets and ice caps respond to global warming? -- Conclusion and summary -- Landscape, landscape-scale processes and global environmental change: synthesis and new agendas for the twenty-first century / Thomas Spencer, Olav Slaymaker and Christine Embleton-Hamann. -- Introduction: beyond the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report -- Geomorphological processes and global environmental change -- Landscapes and global environmental change -- Conclusions: new geomorphological agendas for the twenty-first century
Control code
318031516
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 434 p., [16] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9780521291002
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009502125
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)318031516
Label
Geomorphology and global environmental change, edited by Olav Slaymaker, Thomas Spencer [and] Christine Embleton-Hamann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Landscape and landscape-scale processes as the unfilled niche in the global environmental change debate: an introduction / Olav Slaymaker, Thomas Spencer and Simon Dadson. -- The content -- Climatic geomorphology -- Process morphology -- Identification of disturbance regimes -- Landscape change -- Systemic drivers of global environmental change (I): hydroclimate and runoff -- Systemic drivers of global environmental change (II): sea level -- Cumulative drivers of global environmental change (I): topographic relief -- Cumulative drivers of global environmental change (II): human activity -- Broader issues for geomorphology in the global environmental change debate -- Landscape change models in geomorphology -- Organisation of the book -- Mountains / Olav Slaymaker and Christine Embleton-Hamann. -- Introduction -- Direct driver I: relief -- Direct driver (II): hydroclimate and runoff -- Direct driver (III): human activity, population and land use -- Twenty-first-century mountain landscapes under the influence of hydroclimate change -- Twenty-first-century mountain landscapes under the influence of land use and land cover change -- Vulnerability of mountain landscapes and relation to adaptive capacity -- Lakes and lake catchments / Kenji Kashiwaya, Olav Slaymaker and Michael Church. -- Introduction -- Lakes and wetlands -- The lake catchment as geomorphic system -- Internal lake processes -- Hydroclimate changes and proxy data -- Effects of human activity -- Scenarios of future wetland and lake catchment change-- Rivers / Michael Church, Tim P. Burt, Victor J. Galay and G. Mathuias Kondolf. -- Introduction -- Land surface: runoff production -- River channels: function and management -- Fluvial sediment transport and sedimentation -- Water control: dams and diversions -- River restoration in the context of global change -- Conclusions --
  • Estuaries, coastal marshes, tidal flats and coastal dunes / Denise J. Reed, Robin Davidson-Arnott and Gerardo M.E. Perillo. -- Introduction -- Estuaries -- Coastal marshes and tidal flats -- Coastal sand dunes systems -- Managing coastal geomorphic systems for the twenty-first century -- Beaches, cliffs and deltas / Marcel J.F. Stive, Peter J. Cowell and Robert J. Nicholls. -- Introduction -- Coastal classifications -- The coastal-tract cascade -- Applications of the quantitative coastal tract -- Risk-based prediction and adaptation -- Conclusions -- Coral reefs / Paul Kench, Chris Perry, and Thomas Spencer. -- Introduction -- Carbonate production in coral reef environments: the reef carbonate factory -- Coral reef landforms: reef and reef flat geomorphology -- Reef sedimentary landforms -- Anthropogenic effects on sedimentary landforms -- Synthesis -- Tropical rainforests / Rory P.D. Walsh and Will H. Blake. -- The tropical rainforest ecological and morphoclimatic zone -- Geomorphological characteristics of the rainforest zone: a synthesis -- Recent climate change in the rainforest zone -- Approaches and methods for predicting geomorphological change: physical models versus conceptual/empirical approaches -- Potential ecological, hydrological and geomorphological response to predicted future climate change in rainforest areas -- Research gaps and priorities for improvement to geomorphological predictions in the humid tropics -- Summary and conclusions -- Tropical savannas / Michael E. Meadows and David S.G. Thomas. -- Introduction -- Key landforms and processes -- Landscape sensitivity, thresholds and 'hotspots' -- A case study in geomorphic impacts of climate change: the Kalahari of southern Africa -- Concluding remarks --
  • Deserts / Nicholas Lancaster. -- Introduction -- Drivers of change and variability in desert geomorphic systems -- Fluvial geomorphic systems in deserts -- Aeolian systems -- Discussion -- Mediterranean landscapes / Maria Sala. -- Introduction -- Geology, topography and soils -- Climate, hydrology, vegetation and geomorphological processes -- Long-term environmental change in Mediterranean landscapes -- Traditional human impacts in Mediterranean landscapes and nineteenth- and twentieth century change -- Contemporary and expected near-future land use changes -- Global environmental change in Mediterranean environments and its interaction with land use change -- Concluding remarks -- Temperate forests and rangelands / Rory C. Sidle and Tim P. Burt. -- Introduction -- Global distribution of mid-latitude temperate forests and rangelands -- Potential climate change scenarios and geomorphic consequences -- Types, trajectories and vulnerabilities associated with anticipated mass wasting responses to climate change -- Anthropogenic effects on geomorphic processes -- Techniques for assessing effects of anthropogenic and climate-induced mass wasting -- Summary and conclusions -- Tundra and permafrost-dominated taiga / Marie-Françoise André and Oleg Anisimov. -- Permafrost regions: a global change 'hotspot' -- Permafrost indicators: current trends and projections -- Permafrost thaw as a driving force of landscape change in tundra/taiga areas -- Impact of landscape change on greenhouse gas release -- Socioeconomic impact and hazard implications of themokarst activity -- Vulnerability of arctic coastal regions exposed to accelerated erosion -- Discriminating the climate, sea level and land use components of global change -- Lessons from the past -- Geomorphological services and recommendations for future management of permafrost regions -- Ice sheets and ice caps / David Sugden. -- Introduction -- Distributions of ice sheets and ice caps -- Ice sheets and ice cap landscapes - -Ice sheets and ice caps: mass balance -- Ice flow and ice temperature -- External controls and feedbacks -- Landscapes of glacial erosion and deposition -- How will ice sheets and ice caps respond to global warming? -- Conclusion and summary -- Landscape, landscape-scale processes and global environmental change: synthesis and new agendas for the twenty-first century / Thomas Spencer, Olav Slaymaker and Christine Embleton-Hamann. -- Introduction: beyond the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report -- Geomorphological processes and global environmental change -- Landscapes and global environmental change -- Conclusions: new geomorphological agendas for the twenty-first century
Control code
318031516
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 434 p., [16] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9780521291002
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009502125
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)318031516

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