This book, first published in 1982, is a collection of articles aimed at advancing the field of geomorphology. It starts from the position that a meaningful grasp of landscape evolution would depend upon an understanding of the present spatial distribution of processes and process rates; comparison of spatial versus temporal change; and careful appraisal of the character and composition of the stratigraphic record. Each article uses a data set to address between threshold variability in either a spatial or temporal context, and often both.
1. The Spatial Variation of Soil Loss and Soil Loss Controls Michael J. Bovis 2. Soil-Geomorphic Models and the Spatial Distribution and Development of Alpine Soils Scott F. Burns and Philip J. Tonkin 3. The Spatial Variability of Surficial Soil Movement Rates in Alpine Environments Nel Caine 4. Variability in Badlands Erosion: Problems of Scale and Threshold Identification Ian A. Campbell and John L. Honsaker 5. The Ergodic Principle in Erosional Models Richard G. Craig 6. The Geomorphology of the Sangamon Surface: Its Spatial and Temporal Attributes Leon R. Follmer 7. Spatial and Temporal Variations in Karst Solution Rates: the Structure of Variability D.C. Ford and J.J. Drake 8. Alpine Mass-Wasting in Contemporary Time: Some Examples from the Canadian Rocky Mountains James S. Gardner 9. Spatial Variation of Fluvial Processes in Semi-Arid Lands William L. Graf 10. Interrelationships among Geomorphic Interpretations of the Stratigraphic Record, Process Geomorphology and Geomorphic Models W. Hilton Johnson 11. Variability of Rainwash Erosion within Small Sample Areas Shiu-hung Luk 12. The Influence of Topography on the Spatial Variability of Soils in Mediterranean Climates Daniel R. Muhs 13. Temporal Variability of a Summer Shorezone Antony R. Orme 14. Using the Normal Generated Distribution to Analyze Spatial and Temporal Variability in Geomorphic Processes H. Charles Romesburg and Jerome V. DeGraff 15. Problems in the Identification of Stability and Structure from Temporal Data Series John Thornes 16. Geomorphic Responses to Climatic Forcing during the Holocene Wayne M. Wendleand