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Geomorphology and Soils

ISBN 9780367335946
Published May 28, 2020 by Routledge
456 Pages

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Book Description

Soils and sediments influence current processes, preserve evidence of past processes, indicate evolutionary phases in landscapes and provide a basis for relative and absolute chronologies. They provide an important key to the integration of short-term process studies and investigation of longer-term landform evolution. This book, first published in 1985, has been arranged to provide wide temporal and spatial coverage, with studies ranging from historic to geologic time scales and micro- to macro-spatial scales. The interdisciplinary nature of the subject is reflected in contributions from soil scientists, engineering geologists, hydrologists and geomorphologists.

Table of Contents

Introduction K.S. Richards, R.R. Arnett and S. Ellis.  Part 1. Soils and Landforms  1. Soil Properties, Slope Hydrology and Spatial Patterns of Chemical Denudation T.P. Burt and S.T. Trudgill  2. Duricrusts and Landforms A.S. Goudie  3. Pre-Quaternary Weathering Residues, Sediments and Landform Development: Examples from Southern Britain C.P. Green  4. Soil Erosion and Landscape Stability in Southern Iceland: a Tephrochronological Approach A.J. Gerrard  Part 2. Soil Properties and Slope Processes  5. Aggregate Stability, Runoff Generation and Interrill Erosion J. De Ploey and J. Poesen  6. Soil Properties and Subsurface Hydrology M. McCaig  7. Soil Creep: a Formidable Fossil of Misconception B.L. Finlayson  8. Soil Mechanics and Natural Slope Stability C. Rouse and A. Reading  Part 3. Soil Properties and Process Reconstruction  9. Scanning Electron Microscopy and the Sedimentological Characterisation of Soils W.B. Whalley  10. Soil Particle Size Distribution and Minerology as Indicators of Pedogenic and Geomorphic History: Examples from the Loessial Soils of England and Wales J.A. Catt  11. Geomorphological Applications of Soil Micromorphology with Particular Reference to Periglacial Sediments and Processes C. Harris  12. The Minerology and Weathering History of Scottish Soils M.J. Wilson  13. Geomorphological Linkages between Soils and Sediments: the Role of Magnetic Measurements J.A. Dearing, B.A. Maher and F. Oldfield  Part 4. Soils and Dating  15. Soil Chronosequences on Neoglacial Moraine Ridges, Jostedalsbreen and Jotunheimen, Southern Norway: a Quantitative Pedogenic Approach A. Mellor  16. A Late Pleistocene-Holocene Soil Chronosequence in the Ventura Basin, Southern California, USA T.K. Rockwell, D.L. Johnson, E.A. Keller and G.R. Dembroff  17. Pedogenic and Geotechnical Aspects of Late Flandrian Slope Instability in Ulvadalen, West-Central Norway S. Ellis and K.S. Richards 18. Palaeosols and the Interpretation of the British Quaternary Stratigraphy J. Rose, J. Boardman, R.A. Kemp and C.A. Whiteman  Part 5. Soil-Geomorphic Applications  19. Soil Degradation and Erosion as a Result of Agricultural Practice R.P.C. Morgan  20. Forecasting the Trafficability of Soils M.G. Anderson  21. Geotechnical Characteristics of Weathering Profiles in British Overconsolidated Clays (Carboniferous to Pleistocene) D.J. Russell and N. Eyles

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K.S. Richards, R.R. Arnett and S. Ellis