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Landform - Structure, Evolution, Process Control

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Landform organised by the Research Training Group 437

  • Jan-Christoph Otto
  • Richard Dikau
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 115)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Martin Schneider, Reinhard Klein
    Pages 37-51
  3. Roger A. Pielke Sr, Dev Niyogi
    Pages 67-85
  4. René Graßelt, Kirsten Warrach-Sagi, Felix Ament, Clemens Simmer
    Pages 101-115
  5. Günter Blöschl, Ralf Merz
    Pages 117-126
  6. Felix Müller, Benjamin Burkhard, Franziska Kroll
    Pages 221-242
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 257-258

About these proceedings


The book presents a selection of papers given at the International Symposium on “Landform – structure, evolution process control“, Bonn, June 2007. The meeting brought together senior experts and young researchers from various disciplines working on landform related issues in order to discuss the crucial role played by landform as a boundary surface between atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, pedosphere and lithosphere. The book combines introductory/overview papers and case studies. The case studies present various new approaches towards a better understanding of the role of landform as a boundary surface. Additionally, new methods of handling, modelling and visualisation of landform data (incl. digital elevation models, weather forecasting models, hydrological models, and ecological models) are presented.


Erosion Geography Geoinformatics Landform Landscape Ecology Meteorology Permafrost Physical Geography Topography biosphere geomorphology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan-Christoph Otto
    • 1
  • Richard Dikau
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. GeographieUniversität SalzburgSalzburgAustria
  2. 2.Geographische InstitutUniversität BonnBonnGermany

About the editors

Prof. Richard Dikau has a full professorship at the department of geography. His scientific focus includesthe study of geomorphology, geomorphometry, permafrost research and natural hazards. From 1998–2007 he was the chair of the interdisciplinary research training group 437 “Landform – a structured and variable boundary layer”.

Dr. Jan-Christoph Otto works on high mountain geomorphology and sediment budgets. He is a former member of the research training group 437 “Landform – a structured and variable boundary layer” and graduated within this programme on high mountain sediment storage and sediment budgets.

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