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Geomorphology and Global Tectonics

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  • 386 Nombre de pages
This volume offers analysis of large-scale tectonics and topography, examining the ways in which geophysical data and modelling ca... Lire la suite
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This volume offers analysis of large-scale tectonics and topography, examining the ways in which geophysical data and modelling can help to explain the development of large-scale landscape features.

"This is a timely book which should be read by all earth scientists." -- Geoscientist, October 2000

Texte du rabat
Geomorphology and Global Tectonics Edited by Michael A. Summerfield Department of Geography, University of Edinburgh, UK Since the late 1980s earth scientists have begun to view the relationships between global tectonics and the Earth's macroscale topographic features as an important research issue. This new research emphasis has emerged from a range of practitioners within the earth sciences, including geophysicists concerned with what can be learnt about tectonic processes from their topographic effects, geologists interested in the factors controlling erosion and the supply of material to sedimentary basins, and geomorphologists wanting to understand the role of tectonics in landscape evolution. Various technical developments and new sources of data have also contributed to these developments, such as the construction of coupled tectonic surface process numerical models of large-scale landscape development, the creation of large-area, high resolution digital elevation models, and the derivation of long-term denudational records using methods such as thermochronology. This book presents the state of current research on the inter-relationships between global tectonics and macroscale landscape development across a wide range of topics and study areas. Each chapter aims to provide up-to-date surveys of key research questions,to report on important current work, and to highlight outstanding research issues. The book will be invaluable to those across the earth science community who are interested in the relationships between tectonics and topography.

Résumé
Ein sorgfältig recherchierter, ansprechend gestalteter Band, der Beiträge führender Spezialisten zur Beziehung zwischen Modellen tektonischer Prozesse und untersuchten Entwicklungen der Erdtopographie zusammenfaßt. Tabellen, Abbildungen und ein großer Farbtafel-Teil zeigen, wie geophysikalische Daten und Modelle zur Erklärung der Entstehung großräumiger Landschaftsmerkmale beitragen können. (06/98)

Contenu
Geomorphology and Global Tectonics: Introduction (M. Summerfield). GENERAL MODELS AND EMPIRICAL APPROACHES. Application of Digital Elevation Models to Macroscale Tectonic Geomorphology (L. Mayer). Coupled Tectonic-Surface Process Models with Applications to Rifted Margins and Collisional Orogens (C. Beaumont, et al.). Fission-Track Thermochronology and the Long-Term Denudational Response to Tectonics (A. Gleadow & R. Brown). Macroscale Process Systems of Mountain Belt Erosion (N. Hovius). MORPHOTECTONIC EVOLUTION IN INTERPLATE SETTINGS. Geodynamic Processes in the Southern Alps, New Zealand (J. Tippett & N. Hovius). Morphotectonic Evolution of Taiwan (J.-C. Lin). Morphotectonic Evolution of Japan (H. Ohmori). Large-Scale Geomorphology of the Andes: Interrelationships of Tectonics, Magmatism and Climate (L. Kennan). Morphotectonic Evolution of the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau (E. Fielding). MORPHOTECTONIC EVOLUTION IN INTRAPLATE SETTINGS. Geomorphological Evolution of the East Australian Continental Margin (P. Bishop & G. Goldrick). Morphotectonic Evolution of the South Atlantic Margins of Africa and South America (R. Brown, et al.). Late Cenozoic Landscape Evolution of the US Atlantic Passive Margin: Insights Into a North American Great Escarpment (F. Pazzaglia & T. Gardner). Linking Tectonics and Landscape Development in a Passive Margin Setting: The Transantarctic Mountains (A. Kerr, et al.). Morphotectonic Evolution of the Western Ghats, India (Y. Gunnell & L. Fleitout). The Growth and Decay of Oceanic Islands (A. Watts). Index.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Geomorphology and Global Tectonics
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Code EAN: 9780471971931
ISBN: 978-0-471-97193-1
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Wiley
Genre: Sciences de la terre
nombre de pages: 386
Poids: 1044g
Taille: H253mm x B195mm x T30mm
Année: 2000
Auflage: 1. Auflage