Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach

Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach

By: Tim Burt (editor), R. J. Allison (editor)Hardback

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Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach provides acomprehensive overview that addresses the transport of sedimentthrough the landscape. Suitable for academic researchers, industrypractitioners, research students and advanced level undergraduates,seeking detailed knowledge and an up-to-date review of the recentresearch literature. The emphasis is on contemporary sedimentsystem dynamics with relevance both to landscape management andlandform development. Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach begins with anexplanation of the need for an integrated approach to sedimentdelivery systems and introduces the main themes of sedimentproduction, delivery, storage and transfer. Further chapters thenfocus on specific environments from mountains, through floodplains,to estuaries and the continental shelf. * Focuses on contemporary sediment system dynamics and currentresearch * Covers a sequence of environments from steep mountains to thecontinental shelf * Highlights the continuity of the subject by linking eachcomponent area with its adjacent elements

About Author

Tim Burt is Professor of Physical Geography and Master of Hatfield College at the University of Durham. His research interests are hillslope hydrology, nitrate and phosphate pollution, soil erosion, and long instrumental records of climate change. Current research is focused on nitrate leaching from agricultural land, riparian buffer zones, and the hydrology of upland peat. Professor Burt teaches on undergraduate programmes in Geography and the Masters course in Geomorphology & Environmental Change. He has edited Nitrate Processes, Patterns and Management (with Louise Heathwaite and Stephen Trudgill) and is presently chief editor for Volume 4 of the History of the Study of Landforms (to be published in 2008 by the Geological Society of London). Robert Allison is Professor in Physical Geography and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sussex. His research interests are in slopes, weathering & geotechnics and the geomorphology of arid environments. Current research is focused on sediment generation and transfer in arid environments, modelling failure in fractured rock masses and the geotechnical behaviour of soft sediments. Professor Allison teaches on undergraduate programmes in Geography and Masters courses in Geomorphology & Environmental Change and Engineering Geology. He edited Landscape Sensitivity (with David S.G. Thomas) and Applied Geomorphology, both published by Wiley.

Contents

Contributors. Preface. 1 Sediment Cascades in the Environment: An Integrated Approach(Timothy P. Burt, Durham University, UK and Robert J. Allison,University of Sussex, UK). 2 Mountains and Montane Channels (Michael Church, Universityof British Columbia, Canada). 3 Landslides and Rockfalls (Nick J. Rosser, DurhamUniversity, UK). 4 Sediment Cascades in Active Landscapes (Tim R. H. Davies,University of Canterbury, New Zealand and Oliver Korup, SwissFederal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research). 5 Pacific Rim Steeplands (Basil Gomez, Indiana StateUniversity, USA; Michael J. Page, GNS Science, New Zealand; Noel A.Trustrum, GNS Science, New Zealand). 6 Local Buffers to the Sediment Cascade: Debris Cones andAlluvial Fans (Adrian M. Harvey, University of Liverpool,UK). 7 Overland Flow and Soil Erosion (Louise J. Bracken, DurhamUniversity, UK). 8 Erosional Processes and Sediment Transport in Upland Mires(Martin G. Evans, University of Manchester, UK and Timothy P.Burt, Durham University, UK). 9 Gravel-Bed Rivers (Michael Church, University of BritishColumbia, Canada). 10 The Fine-Sediment Cascade (Pamela S. Naden, Centre forEcology and Hydrology, UK). 11 Streams, Valleys and Floodplains in the Sediment Cascade(Stanley W. Trimble, University of California at Los Angeles,USA). 12 Lakes and Reservoirs in the Sediment Cascade (Ian D.L.Foster, University of Westminster, UK). 13 Continental-Scale River Basins (David L. Higgitt, NationalUniversity of Singapore). 14 Estuaries (Tom Spencer, Cambridge University, UK andDenise J. Reed, University of New Orleans, USA). 15 The Continental Shelf and Continental Slope (David N.Petley, Durham University, UK). Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780470849620
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 482
  • ID: 9780470849620
  • weight: 980
  • ISBN10: 0470849622

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