Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

Edited by Andrew Goudie

Foreword by Mario Panizza

© 2003 – Routledge

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About the Book

Geomorphology, the discipline which analyzes the history and nature of the earth's surface, deals with the landforms produced by erosion, weathering, deposition, transport and tectonic processes. In recent decades there have been major developments in the discipline and these are reflected in this major Encyclopedia, the first such reference work in the field to be published for thirty-five years.

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology has been produced in association with the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) and has a truly global perspective. The entries have been written by an international editorial team of contributors, drawn from over thirty countries, who are all among the leading experts in the discipline.

In two lavishly illustrated volumes, Encyclopedia contains nearly 700 alphabetically organized entries to provide a comprehensive guide both to specific landforms and to the major types of geomorphological processes that create them. The Encyclopedia also demonstrates the major developments that have taken place in recent years in our knowledge of tectonic and climatic changes and in the use of new techniques such as modelling, remote sensing and process measurement. Older concepts, however, are not forgotten and provide an historical perspective on the development of ideas. Both accessible and authoritative, Encyclopedia of Geomorphology is destined to become the definitive resource for students, researchers and applied practitioners in the field of geomorphology and the cognate disciplines of geography, earth science, sedimentology and environmental science.


'This encyclopedia is very comprehensive. Therefore it is a must for undergraduate libraries, researchers and practitioners in the field and will become an invaluable resource for the international geomorphology community.' - Reference Reviews, July (?) 2004

'Highly recommended.' - Choice, September 2004

Table of Contents

Aeolian Processes

Anabranching channels and anastomosing channels


Catastrophes and catastropism

Chaos theory and geomorphology

Complexity in geomorphology

Computational fluid dynamics

Cosmogenic dating

Crustal deformation

Debris flow

Dynamic equilibrium

Ergodic hypothesis

Extraterrestrial geomorphology

Fission track dating


Flow visualization

Fractals and geomorphology

GIS and geomorphology

Global warming and geomorphology

GPS and geomorphology

Hillslope-channel coupling


Magnitude and frequency concept

Models in geomorphology


Remote sensing in geomorphology

River restoration

Seafloor spreading

Self-organised criticality and geomorphology

Submarine landslide geomorphology

Terrain evaluation

Urban geomorphology

About the Author/Editor

Andrew Goudie is Professor of Geography in the University of Oxford, and a former Chairman of the British Geomorphological Research Group. He is the Vice-President of the International Association of Geomorphologists.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography