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The Resource Arid and Semi-Arid Geomorphology, (electronic book)

Arid and Semi-Arid Geomorphology, (electronic book)

Label
Arid and Semi-Arid Geomorphology
Title
Arid and Semi-Arid Geomorphology
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Global analysis of landforms of deserts and the processes that mould them, for advanced students and researchers
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Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
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Goudie, Andrew
Dewey number
  • 551.410915/4
  • 551.4109154
  • 551.415
LC call number
GB611 .G674 2013
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Arid regions
  • Deserts
  • Geomorphology
Label
Arid and Semi-Arid Geomorphology, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Contents
  • Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 1.1 The History of Ideas; 1.2 Climatic Conditions: Aridity; 1.3 Causes of Aridity; 1.4 Desert Rainfall; 1.5 Desert Temperatures; 1.6 The Antiquity of Deserts; 1.7 Increasing Aridity; 1.8 Quaternary Fluctuations; 1.9 Lakes of the Quaternary; 1.10 The Geography and Frequency of Change; 1.11 Some Holocene Events; 1.12 Short-Term Climate Fluctuations: ENSO and Other Phenomena; 1.13 Vegetation Cover and Animal Activity; 1.14 The Importance of Plate Tectonic Setting; 1.15 Two Main Types of Desert Topography; 1.16 The Human Dimension
  • 2 Rock Weathering and Desert Surfaces2.1 Rock Weathering Processes; 2.2 Insolation, Thermal Fatigue and Dirt Cracking; 2.3 Fire; 2.4 Frost Weathering; 2.5 Wetting and Drying Weathering; 2.6 Salt Weathering; 2.7 Chemical Weathering; 2.8 Weathering by Biological Agencies; 2.9 Solution Processes and Limestone: Karst; 2.10 Dayas; 2.11 Weathering Forms; 2.12 Weathering Pits; 2.13 Tafoni; 2.14 Alveoles; 2.15 Amphitheatres and Alcoves; 2.16 Natural Arches; 2.17 Polygonal Cracking (Tessellation or Alligator Cracking); 2.18 Rock (Desert) Varnish and Other Rock Coatings; 2.19 Duricrusts; 2.20 Nitrates
  • 2.21 Gypsum Enrichment2.22 Calcretes; 2.23 Silcretes; 2.24 Ferricretes; 2.25 Desert Tufas and Stromatolites; 2.26 Spring Mounds; 2.27 Surface Types; 2.28 Stone (Desert) Pavements; Deflation; Water Sorting; Upward Clast Migration; The Role of Dust Deposition; 2.29 Takyrs; 2.30 Biological Crusts; 2.31 Inorganic (Rain-Beat) Crusts; 2.32 Patterns; Gilgai; Desiccation Cracks; Banded Vegetation; Mima and Other Mounds; 3 Aeolian Geomorphology; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The Spatial Variability of Wind Power; 3.3 Past Wind Velocities; 3.4 Dust Storms; Source Areas and Frequency; The Global Picture
  • Quaternary Dust LoadingsDecennial and Centennial Scale Fluctuations; Fluctuations in Dust Activity During the Period of Meteorological Observations; 3.5 Desert Loess; 3.6 Pans; 3.7 Yardangs; 3.8 Inverted Relief; 3.9 Rates of Deflation and Abrasion; 3.10 Ventifacts; 3.11 Coastal Sabkhas; 3.12 Soil Erosion by Wind; 4 Dunes; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Ergs (Sand Seas); 4.3 Anticyclonic Swirls, Whirls and Whorls; 4.4 Ripples; 4.5 Dune Types; 4.6 Major Controls on the Nature of Dune Type; Sand Supply and Wind Directional Variability; Grain Size; The Role of Vegetation and Groundwater; Time
  • Dunefield Shape, Size and Topography4.7 Obstacle Dunes; 4.8 Nebkhas; 4.9 Lunettes; 4.10 Reversing Dunes; 4.11 Barchans; 4.12 Transverse Ridges, Zibars and Dome Dunes; 4.13 Parabolic Dunes; 4.14 Linear Dunes; 4.15 Star Dunes; 4.16 Spatial Superimposition; 4.17 Sand Sheets and Wind Streaks; 4.18 Sources of Sand; 4.19 Aeolianite and Miliolite; 4.20 Dune Colour; 4.21 Grain Shape and Size; 4.22 Internal Structures of Dunes; 5 Rivers and Slopes; 5.1 Fluvial Processes and Forms: Introduction; 5.2 Drainage Systems; 5.3 Pediments; 5.4 Alluvial Fans; 5.5 Drainage Density; 5.6 Badlands and Gully Erosion
  • 5.7 Arroyos
Control code
purchEBL1182933
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (468 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9781107058811
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Arid and Semi-Arid Geomorphology, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Contents
  • Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 1.1 The History of Ideas; 1.2 Climatic Conditions: Aridity; 1.3 Causes of Aridity; 1.4 Desert Rainfall; 1.5 Desert Temperatures; 1.6 The Antiquity of Deserts; 1.7 Increasing Aridity; 1.8 Quaternary Fluctuations; 1.9 Lakes of the Quaternary; 1.10 The Geography and Frequency of Change; 1.11 Some Holocene Events; 1.12 Short-Term Climate Fluctuations: ENSO and Other Phenomena; 1.13 Vegetation Cover and Animal Activity; 1.14 The Importance of Plate Tectonic Setting; 1.15 Two Main Types of Desert Topography; 1.16 The Human Dimension
  • 2 Rock Weathering and Desert Surfaces2.1 Rock Weathering Processes; 2.2 Insolation, Thermal Fatigue and Dirt Cracking; 2.3 Fire; 2.4 Frost Weathering; 2.5 Wetting and Drying Weathering; 2.6 Salt Weathering; 2.7 Chemical Weathering; 2.8 Weathering by Biological Agencies; 2.9 Solution Processes and Limestone: Karst; 2.10 Dayas; 2.11 Weathering Forms; 2.12 Weathering Pits; 2.13 Tafoni; 2.14 Alveoles; 2.15 Amphitheatres and Alcoves; 2.16 Natural Arches; 2.17 Polygonal Cracking (Tessellation or Alligator Cracking); 2.18 Rock (Desert) Varnish and Other Rock Coatings; 2.19 Duricrusts; 2.20 Nitrates
  • 2.21 Gypsum Enrichment2.22 Calcretes; 2.23 Silcretes; 2.24 Ferricretes; 2.25 Desert Tufas and Stromatolites; 2.26 Spring Mounds; 2.27 Surface Types; 2.28 Stone (Desert) Pavements; Deflation; Water Sorting; Upward Clast Migration; The Role of Dust Deposition; 2.29 Takyrs; 2.30 Biological Crusts; 2.31 Inorganic (Rain-Beat) Crusts; 2.32 Patterns; Gilgai; Desiccation Cracks; Banded Vegetation; Mima and Other Mounds; 3 Aeolian Geomorphology; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The Spatial Variability of Wind Power; 3.3 Past Wind Velocities; 3.4 Dust Storms; Source Areas and Frequency; The Global Picture
  • Quaternary Dust LoadingsDecennial and Centennial Scale Fluctuations; Fluctuations in Dust Activity During the Period of Meteorological Observations; 3.5 Desert Loess; 3.6 Pans; 3.7 Yardangs; 3.8 Inverted Relief; 3.9 Rates of Deflation and Abrasion; 3.10 Ventifacts; 3.11 Coastal Sabkhas; 3.12 Soil Erosion by Wind; 4 Dunes; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Ergs (Sand Seas); 4.3 Anticyclonic Swirls, Whirls and Whorls; 4.4 Ripples; 4.5 Dune Types; 4.6 Major Controls on the Nature of Dune Type; Sand Supply and Wind Directional Variability; Grain Size; The Role of Vegetation and Groundwater; Time
  • Dunefield Shape, Size and Topography4.7 Obstacle Dunes; 4.8 Nebkhas; 4.9 Lunettes; 4.10 Reversing Dunes; 4.11 Barchans; 4.12 Transverse Ridges, Zibars and Dome Dunes; 4.13 Parabolic Dunes; 4.14 Linear Dunes; 4.15 Star Dunes; 4.16 Spatial Superimposition; 4.17 Sand Sheets and Wind Streaks; 4.18 Sources of Sand; 4.19 Aeolianite and Miliolite; 4.20 Dune Colour; 4.21 Grain Shape and Size; 4.22 Internal Structures of Dunes; 5 Rivers and Slopes; 5.1 Fluvial Processes and Forms: Introduction; 5.2 Drainage Systems; 5.3 Pediments; 5.4 Alluvial Fans; 5.5 Drainage Density; 5.6 Badlands and Gully Erosion
  • 5.7 Arroyos
Control code
purchEBL1182933
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (468 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9781107058811
Specific material designation
remote

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