This book, first published in 1980, is a timely and comprehensive appraisal of thresholds in geomorphology. The papers, arising from the 9th Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, form the cornerstone of a subject that is increasingly important in geomorphology. This book analyses the historical background to thresholds and geomorphology, as well as fluvial landforms, hydrogeologic regimes and other processes, and the impact of man.
Part 1. Historical Background 1. Perspectives on Geomorphic Thresholds Donald R. Coates and John D. Vitek 2. Events in the Development of Geomorphology Louis C. Peltier 3. Thresholds and Energy Transfer in Geomorphology Rhodes W. Fairbridge Part 2. Fluvial Landforms 4. The Stream Head as a Significant Geomorphic Threshold M.J. Kirby 5. Erosional Development of Valley-Bottom Gullies in the Upper Midwestern United States Joe M. Bradford and Robert F. Piest 6. Thresholds and Valley Widths in the South River Basin, Iowa Neil E. Salisbury 7. Sediment Deformation and Transport on Low-Angle Slopes: Mississippi River Delta H.H. Rhodes, J.N. Suhayada and J.M. Coleman Part 3. Hydrogeologic Regimes 8. Thresholds in Deterministic Modles of the Rainfall-Runoff Process A.I. McKerchar 9. Stochastic Analysis of Thresholds in Hydrologic Time Series A. Ramachandra Rao 10. Thermodynamic Approach to Geomorphic Thresholds Iaakov Karcz 11. Thresholds in River Regimes Alan D. Howard 12. Geomorphic Thresholds as Defined by Ratios William B. Bull Part 4. Thresholds in Other geomorphic Processes 13. Frequency, Magnitude and Spatial Distribution of Mountain Rockfalls and Rockslides in the Highwood Pass Area, Alberta, Canada James S. Gardner 14. Thresholds in Glacial Geomorphology Cuchlaine A.M. King 15. River Ice Processes: Thresholds and Geomorphologic Effects in Northern and Mountain Rivers Derald G. Smith 16. Threshold and Limit Effects in Karst Geomorphology D.C. Ford 17. Barrier Island Migration Bruce P. Hayden, Robert Dolan and Phyllis Ross Part 5. Thresholds and Man 18. Bluebird Canyon Landslide, Laguna Beach - A Geomorphic Threshold Event F. Beach Leighton 19. Regional Landslide - Susceptibility Assessment for Wildland Management: A Matrix Approach Jerome V. DeGraff and H. Charles Romesburg 20. Human Causes of Accelerated Wind Erosion in California’s Deserts Howard G. Wilshire 21. Non-Point-Source Pollutants Within the Great Lakes - A Significant International Effort Richard R. Parizek 22. Some Applications of the Concept of Geomorphic Thresholds S.A. Schumm