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Active Tectonics and Alluvial Rivers

Active Tectonics and Alluvial Rivers


  • Date Published: February 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521890588

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  • The interactions between tectonic uplift, river erosion and alluvial deposition are fundamental processes which have acted to shape the landscape we see today. These processes are of course ongoing, and are important not only in geomorphology, sedimentology and structural geology, but also hydrology and river engineering. The authors have combined their specialities to bring together evidence and a variety of examples from both field and experimental studies to demonstrate how alluvial rivers are responding to uplift, subsidence and lateral tilting. Such recognition of the nature of river response yields criteria for the identification of active tectonics elsewhere, especially in areas without a history of seismic activity, or in the stratigraphic record. This volume will be of interest to graduate students, consultants and academic researchers in geomorphology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, structural geology, hydrology, geophysics and geography.

    • Stanley Schumm is a very well known and respected geomorphologist: his name will sell the book
    • There are no other existing books reviewing this subject
    • A multidisciplinary treatment linking geomorphology, sedimentology and tectonics
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    '… an important new contribution to tectonic geomorphology and fluvial geomorphology. The authors have done an excellent job of bringing together theory of river processes, field observation, experiment study, and synthesis to better understand the connections between active tectonics and river processes. The book will be of interest to a variety of people, including civil engineers, physical geographers, hydrologists, geologists, and ecologists … it is a really good read.' EOS

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521890588
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 6 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Background:
    1. Introduction
    2. Deformation and river response
    Part II. Effects of Known Measurable Deformation:
    3. Experimental studies
    4. Measured active tectonics
    5. Earthquake effects
    Part III. Effects of Unmeasured Deformation:
    6. Response of channel morphology, sedimentology, hydrology, and hydraulics
    7. Lateral response
    Part IV. Applications:
    8. Tectonics and fluvial sedimentation
    9. Identification of active and neotectonic structures
    10. Applications

  • Authors

    Stanley A. Schumm

    Jean F. Dumont

    John M. Holbrook, Southeast Missouri State University

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