Tectonic Geomorphology

Tectonic Geomorphology
Author : Douglas W. Burbank
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 287
Release : 2009-05-06
ISBN 10 : 9781444313116
ISBN 13 : 1444313118
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tectonic Geomorphology Book Description:

Tectonic geomorphology is the study of the interplay betweentectonic and surface processes that shape the landscape in regionsof active deformation. Recent advances in the quantification ofrates and physical basis of tectonic and surface processes haverejuvenated the field of tectonic geomorphology. Modern tectonicgeomorphology is an exciting and highly integrative field whichutilizes techniques and data derived from studies of geomorphology,seismology, geochronology, structure, geodesy, and Quaternaryclimate change. While emphasizing new insights from the last decadeof research, Tectonic Geomorphology reviews the fundamentals of thesubject which include the nature of faulting and folding, thecreation and use of geomorphic markers for tracing deformation,chronological techniques which date deformation, geodetictechniques for defining recent deformation, and paleoseismologicapproaches to calibrate past deformation. The overall focus of this book is on new interpretations oflandform evolution and insights on the interplay between surfaceprocesses and tectonics that emerge from integrative studies. Theauthors have developed an up-to-date interpretation of landscapesin tectonically active environments for upper-level undergraduateand graduate earth science students and practicinggeologists. For an instructor's image bank, please visit: http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/faculty/burbank First text to take a broad interdisciplinary approach:integrated geomorphology, geophysics, and paleoclimatology. Includes the latest technological advances used in dating:Uranium series and dating and observation. Emphasizes the role of surface processes. Focuses on landscapes at different time scales. Provides strong coverage on numerical modeling of tectonicallyactive landscapes. Presents the recent approaches to calibrating rates of upliftand erosion. Stresses the tectonics of active plate margins in a detailedyet succinct way. Contains "Chapter introductions," "Chapter summaries," and"References" that reinforce principles and theory as well asprovide additional background information.


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