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Applied Geomorphology: Theory and Practice

Applied Geomorphology: Theory and Practice

R. J. Allison (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-89555-8

Jun 2002

492 pages

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This is the first book to bring together practical examples from around the world to show how geomorphological evidence can help in effective land utilisation and hazard risk assessment. Case studies provide important lessons in risk management, and experts provide summaries of current research. The text also promotes good practice and effective land use, and looks at problems caused by misuse of the environment and potential solutions based on geomorphological evidence.
Slopes and Landslides

1 -
Stability Analysis of Prediction Models for Landslide Hazard Mapping (Chung et al).

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Geomorphology, stability analyses and stabilization works on the Montepiano Travertinous Cliff (Central Italy) (Alessandro et al).

3 -
Photogrammetric techniques for the investigation of the Corniglio landslide (Gentili et al).

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Risk-prone lands in hilly regions. Mapping stages (Grecu).

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Rates and mechanisms of change of hard rock steep slopes on the Colorado plateau, USA (Kimber et al).

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Slope remodelling in areas exploited by skiers: case study of the northern Flysch slope of Pilkso Mountain, Polish Carpathian Mountains (Lajczak).

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Effects of runoff characteristics on the frequency of slope failures in Soya Hills, Northern Japan (Tanaka and Agata).

Sediment Transfer Dynamics

Overview -
Sediment Tranfer Dynamics (Higgitt)

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Pollutant transfer by erosion on two agricultural watersheds in Northern Parisian Basin (Angeliaume and Wicherek).

9 -
Fire intensity, runoff and sediment movement in eucalypt forest near Sydney, Australia (Drogovich and Morris).

10 -
Sediment associated Chernobyl 137Cs redistribution in the small basins of Central Russia (Gosolov and Ivanova).

11 -
Sources of river-suspended sediment after selected logging in a headwater basin (Kurashige).

12 -
Vertical redistibution of radio-caesium (137Cs) in an undisturbed organic soil of northeastern France (Mabit et al).

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Weathering surveys in geomorphology: mapping examples from Sila Massif (Calabria, Italy) (Di Nocera and Matano).

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Assessment of silting-up dynamics of 11 cut-off channel plugs on a free meandering river (the Ain river, France) (Piegay et al).

Hazard and Risk

Overview: Hazard and Risk (Chester)

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The role of geomorphology in landscape ecology: the landscape unit map of Italy, scale 1:250000 (Amadio et al).

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Estimation of the effects of slope map computing on shallow landslide hazard zonation. A case history in the Northern Appenines (Italy) (Casadei and Farabegoli).

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Geomorphological risk assess ment for cultural heritage conservation (Catani et al).

18 -
Geomorphology and Environmental Impact Assessment in Relation to Dryland Agriculture (Conacher)

19 -
Contribution of quantative geomorphic analysis to the evaluation of geomorphological hazards: case study in Italy (Del Monte et al).

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Geomorphological changes and hazard potential by eruption and debris discharge Unzen Volcano, Japan (Iwamoto).


Overview: Using Geomorphology at the Coast (Reed)

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Vertical ground movements in the eastern Po Plain (Bondeson et al).

22 -
Natural and anthropogenic factors affecting the recent evolution of Calabria beaches (Italy) (Alessandro et al).

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Effects of Hurricane Roxanne on coastal geomorphology in southeastern Mexico (Palacio-Prieto and Ortiz-Peres).

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Dunes generations and ponds on the coast of the Ceara State (North-east Brazil) (Claudino-Sales and Peulvast).
“I shall value having this book in my collection…” (Zeitschrift Fur Geomorphologie, Vol.48, No.3 2004)

"…many highly competent case-studies…I shall value having this book in my collection..." (Z. Geomorph.N.F Vol 48 No 3)

“…deserves a wider readership, especially amongst those in neighbouring disciplines…” (The Geographical Journal, No.170, 2004)