Developments and Applications of Geomorphology

  • John E. Costa
  • P. Jay Fleisher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Charles L. Rosenfeld
    Pages 1-37
  3. J. Richard Jones
    Pages 38-67
  4. Donald R. Coates
    Pages 97-132
  5. P. Jay Fleisher
    Pages 171-202
  6. E. A. Keller, T. K. Rockwell
    Pages 203-239
  7. John E. Costa
    Pages 268-317
  8. Garnett P. Williams
    Pages 343-367
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 369-374

About this book


The last decade has seen a remarkable increase in the application of geomorphology for numerous projects and investigations. Geomor­ phology is now viewed as an indispensable partner of engineering and geology in the world of applied science. For a discipline with few independent theories of its own, geomorphology has become a cosmopolitan science, drawing on many topics from allied sciences. To compile a list of successful and viable applications and contribu­ tions would be an arduous chore, if not an impossible task. Instead we have compiled a set of invited papers that represent some of the practical developments and uses of geomorphology over the past de­ cade. Such a compilation of papers will reflect our own back­ grounds, biases, associations, and personal and professional expe­ riences. We make no apologies for the topics omitted, but recognize that this volume could be prohibitively large if all the subdivisions of geomorphology were equally and fully covered. Our goal in assembling the papers for this volume was to empha­ size the concepts, principles, and applications of geomorphology. While techniques, procedures and practical applications are stressed, the reason for each investigation is as important as the method em­ ployed. This book, therefore, represents the methods used and reasons for applying geomorphology. Where case studies are used, they serve as examples that can be applied in related situations, similar settings and other locations. The authors have successfully addressed this goal in a broad selection of chapter topics.


Applications Geomorphologie Geomorphology Sedimentation climate change earthquake environment geology hydrology morphology rivers sediment tectonics transport weather

Editors and affiliations

  • John E. Costa
    • 1
  • P. Jay Fleisher
    • 2
  1. 1.Denver Federal CenterU. S. Geological SurveyLakewoodUSA
  2. 2.Earth Science DepartmentState University CollegeOneontaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69761-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69759-3
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