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Summerfield, Michael A. (ed.)
Geomorphology and Global Tectonics

1. Edition January 2000
342.- Euro
2000. XVIII, 368 Pages, Hardcover
- Monograph -
ISBN 978-0-471-97193-1 - John Wiley & Sons



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This book explores new sources of information, including digital topographic data, remote sensing and thermochronology, that improve our understanding of the earth's topography and the rate at which it is being eroded. Presents analysis of large-scale tectonics and topography with tables, figure and some photographs to supplement the text and examines the ways in which geophysical data and modeling can help to explain the development of large-scale landscape features.

From the contents
Geomorphology and Global Tectonics: Introduction (M. Summerfield).

GENERAL MODELS AND EMPIRICAL APPROACHES.

Application of Digital Elevation Models to Macroscale Tectonic Geomorphology (L. Mayer).

Coupled Tectonic-Surface Process Models with Applications to Rifted Margins and Collisional Orogens (C. Beaumont, et al.).

Fission-Track Thermochronology and the Long-Term Denudational Response to Tectonics (A. Gleadow & R. Brown).

Macroscale Process Systems of Mountain Belt Erosion (N. Hovius).

MORPHOTECTONIC EVOLUTION IN INTERPLATE SETTINGS.

Geodynamic Processes in the Southern Alps, New Zealand (J. Tippett & N. Hovius).

Morphotectonic Evolution of Taiwan (J.-C. Lin).

Morphotectonic Evolution of Japan (H. Ohmori).

Large-Scale Geomorphology of the Andes: Interrelationships of Tectonics, Magmatism and Climate (L. Kennan).

Morphotectonic Evolution of the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau (E. Fielding).

MORPHOTECTONIC EVOLUTION IN INTRAPLATE SETTINGS.

Geomorphological Evolution of the East Australian Continental Margin (P. Bishop & G. Goldrick).

Morphotectonic Evolution of the South Atlantic Margins of Africa and South America (R. Brown, et al.).

Late Cenozoic Landscape Evolution of the US Atlantic Passive Margin: Insights Into a North American Great Escarpment (F. Pazzaglia & T. Gardner).

Linking Tectonics and Landscape Development in a Passive Margin Setting: The Transantarctic Mountains (A. Kerr, et al.).

Morphotectonic Evolution of the Western Ghats, India (Y. Gunnell & L. Fleitout).

The Growth and Decay of Oceanic Islands (A. Watts).

Index.

 





 

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