Slope-channel coupling as a factor in the evolution of mountains : the Western Carpathians and Sudetes /

In this thesis, coupling between the delivery of slope material into valley floors and river erosion is considered to be a factor in the evolution of mid-altitude, forested mountains. Analyses of slope-channel interactions were made in ten small catchments with particular emphasis on landsliding-ero...

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Author / Creator:Wistuba, Małgorzata, author.
Imprint:Cham : Springer, 2014.
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 224 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Language:English
Series:Springer theses
Springer theses,
Subject:Process geomorphology.
Geology, Structural.
Geography.
Geomorphology.
Earth System Sciences.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology.
Geology, Structural.
Process geomorphology.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11086524
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ISBN:9783319058191
3319058193
3319058185
9783319058184
9783319058184
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:"Doctoral thesis accepted by University of Silesia in Katowice, Sosnowiec, Poland."
Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed July 23, 2014).
Summary:In this thesis, coupling between the delivery of slope material into valley floors and river erosion is considered to be a factor in the evolution of mid-altitude, forested mountains. Analyses of slope-channel interactions were made in ten small catchments with particular emphasis on landsliding-erosion feedback. An original, new dendrogeomorphic approach was applied to determine the cyclic occurrence of landsliding and erosion during recent decades. The results of dendrochronological studies show that the processes studied are strongly interdependent. Fluvial erosion can trigger landsliding by undermining slope bases. Landsliding can intensify erosion by delivering slope material into valley floors. The results of dendrochronological studies have permitted a better understanding of the relief observed in areas where landslides and erosion are coupled. A scheme was established which describes the importance of coupling in the evolution of mid-mountain landscape.
Other form:Printed edition: 9783319058184
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-319-05819-1