Tectonic geomorphology is the study of the tectonic processes that influence the form of the earth's surface. Climate is a major factor in this equation. This text reviews recent advances in this field, including remote sensing and geodesy.
Tectonic Geomorphology reviews the fundamentals of the subject which include the nature of faulting and folding, the creation and use of geomorphic markers for tracing deformation, chronological techniques which date deformation, geodetic techniques for defining recent deformation, and paleoseismologic approaches to calibrate past deformation. The overall focus of this book is on new interpretations of landform evolution and insights on the interplay between surface processes and tectonics that emerge from integrative studies. The authors have developed an up-to-date interpretation of landscapes in tectonically active environments for upper-level undergraduate and graduate earth science students and practicing geologists.
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"Let me end by highly praising this important book, complimenting the authors and urging all geoscientists to have a copy on their shelves". Geological Magazine "Although this book does not provide a detailed manual of all the techniques which bear on environmental change, it does give a valuable introduction, and, more importantly, places this in the context of the longer-term interactions."Mike Kirkby, The Holocene, April 2002
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Dating the Quarternary Record. 3. Geomorphologic Markers and the Climatic Record. 4. Nature of climate change. 5. Deformation at short time scale. 6. Fluvial responses to active tectonics. 7. Deformation and geomorphology at intermediate time scales. 8. Long time scale deformation and geomorphology. 9. Rates of erosion, uplift, denudation, and subsidence. 10. Modeling of landscapes
Tectonic Geomorphology by Douglas W. Burbank
Douglas W. Burbank
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