This book, first published in 1980, collects together thirteen articles on ‘Geomorphology in Arid Regions’. It uses the term ‘arid’ loosely to include studies from climes which might otherwise be considered semi-arid, in order to provide a diversity of papers dealing with important problems of interest to geomorphologists today.
Table of Contents
1. Intermontane Basins of the Arid Western United States C.C. Reeves, Jr. 2. Geomorphic Controls of Alluvial Fan Deposit in the Sonoran Desert, Southwestern Arizona Steve G. Wells 3. The Formation of Pediments: Scarp Back-Wearing or Surface Downcasting? John H. Moss 4. Origin of Segmented Cliffs in Massive Sandstones of Southeastern Utah Theodore M. Oberlander 5. Tectonic Geomorphology North and South of the Garlock Fault, California William B. Bull and Leslie D. McFadden 6. A Tentative Sediment Budget for an Extremely Arid Watershed in the Southern Negev Asher P. Schick 7. Sediment Origin and Sediment Load in a Semi-Arid Drainage Basin Ian A. Campbell 8. A Comparison of Observed Sediment-Transport Rates with Rates Computed Using Existing Formulas William W. Emmett and Luna B. Leopold 9. Geomorphic Response of Central Texas Stream Channels to Catastrophic Rainfall and Runoff Peter C. Patton and Victor R. Baker 10. Vigil Network Establishment for Montana’s Coal Region Robert R. Curry 11. Weathering of Caliche in Southern Nevada Laurence H. Lattman 12. Yardangs John F. McCauley, Maurice J. Grolier and Carol S. Breed 13. The Maria Effect: Equilibrium and Activation of Aeolian Processes in the Great Basin of Nevada Wilton M. Melhorn and Dennis T. Trexler
Donald O. Doehring