Quaternary Geomorphology in India

Case Studies from the Lower Ganga Basin

  • Balai Chandra Das
  • Sandipan Ghosh
  • Aznarul Islam

Part of the Geography of the Physical Environment book series (GEOPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Balai Chandra Das, Sandipan Ghosh, Aznarul Islam
    Pages 1-24
  3. Suman Deb Barman, Aznarul Islam, Balai Chandra Das, Sunipa Mandal, Subodh Chandra Pal
    Pages 105-126
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 221-224

About this book


This edited book presents a novel collection of field-based empirical studies on the Quaternary geomorphology of the Lower Ganga Basin.

The book covers a wide range of topics discussing various geomorphological facets of the Lower Ganga and its subsidiary rivers focussing on laterites, palaeoenvironment and palaeogeomorphology, palaeo-coastal landforms, neo-tectonism, tidal-fluvial dynamics, extra-channel geomorphology and channel-pattern adjustment among others. Various methodologies were applied ranging from historical records and religious texts to state-of-the-art remote sensing and GIS techniques.

The book appeals to all scientists and post-graduate students of geomorphology and related areas who want to acquire detailed knowledge of the geology and geomorphology of the Lower Ganga Basin or are in search of new methodologies for studying the feedback mechanisms between forms and processes.


Laterites and Lateritic Formation in the Lower Ganges Basin Palaeoenvironment and Palaeogeomorphology Paleo-Coastal Landforms and Paleo-River Channels in India Meander Belt Width Delineation Surface Gavity Anomaly Gully-Slope Morphometry Lateritic Badland Topography Arsenic Contamination in Groundwater Quaternary Statigraphy Confluence Morphology

Editors and affiliations

  • Balai Chandra Das
    • 1
  • Sandipan Ghosh
    • 2
  • Aznarul Islam
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyKrishnagar Government College Krishnagar, NadiaIndia
  2. 2.Department of GeographyChandrapur CollegeBarddhamanIndia
  3. 3.Department of GeographyAliah UniversityKolkataIndia

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