Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Geomorphology of the Bonneville Flood

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Author: Jim E. O'Connor

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813722748

Category: Science

Page: 84

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O'Connor (geosciences, U. of Arizona) studies the effects of the Pleistocene failure of the Red Rock Pass dam from that point to Lewiston, Idaho. Lake Bonneville's surface dropped some 108 meters in a matter of days. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Late Cenozoic Drainage History of the Southwestern Great Basin and Lower Colorado River Region

Geologic and Biotic Perspectives

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Author: Marith C. Reheis,Robert Hershler,David M. Miller

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813724392

Category: Science

Page: 432

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Papers in this title were selected from presentations from an April 2005 workshop sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Surface Dynamics Program, the U.S. Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, and the Smithsonian Institution. Papers are divided into two broad topics of the configuration, areal extent, and temporal development of the chain of interconnected lakes that emptied into Death Valley during periods of the Pleistocene, and the late Cenozoic history of drainage integration in the lower Colorado River region. Papers are occasionally illustrated in both color and black-and-white; the publication contains no index.

Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology

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Author: G. Mathias Kondolf,Hervé Piégay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470868325

Category: Science

Page: 696

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In recent years there has been a marked increase in funding and employment in river restoration. Methods in Fluvial Geomorphology provides an integrated approach to the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and offers guidance for researchers and professionals on the tools available to answer questions on river management on very difference scales. * Each chapter is organised to cover everything from general concepts to specific techniques * Topics covered include evolution of methods, guiding concepts, a framework for deciding when to apply specific tools, advantages and limitation of the tools, sources of data, equipment and supplies needed, and a summary table * Provides the professional with a useful handbook covering all tools used in fluvial geomorphology * Also provides valuable information on the advantages and limitations of the tools * All chapters include case studies to give examples of the applications of the tools discussed

Rough-Hewn Land

A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains

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Author: Keith Heyer Meldahl

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520949943

Category: Science

Page: 320

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"Unfold a map of North America," Keith Heyer Meldahl writes, "and the first thing to grab your eye is the bold shift between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains." In this absorbing book, Meldahl takes readers on a 1000-mile-long field trip back through more than 100 million years of deep time to explore America’s most spectacular and scientifically intriguing landscapes. He places us on the outcrops, rock hammer in hand, to examine the evidence for how these rough-hewn lands came to be. We see California and its gold assembled from pieces of old ocean floor and the relentless movements of the Earth’s tectonic plates. We witness the birth of the Rockies. And we investigate the violent earthquakes that continue to shape the region today. Into the West’s geologic story, Meldahl also weaves its human history. As we follow the adventures of John C. Frémont, Mark Twain, the Donner party, and other historic characters, we learn how geologic forces have shaped human experience in the past and how they direct the fate of the West today.

Glaciers and Glaciation, 2nd edition

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Author: Douglas Benn,David J A Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444128396

Category: Science

Page: 816

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Glaciers and Glaciation is the classic textbook for all students of glaciation. Stimulating and accessible, it has established a reputation as a comprehensive and essential resource. In this new edition, the text, references and illustrations have been thoroughly updated to give today's reader an up-to-the minute overview of the nature, origin and behaviour of glaciers and the geological and geomorphological evidence for their past history on earth. The first part of the book investigates the processes involved in forming glacier ice, the nature of glacier-climate relationships, the mechanisms of glacier flow and the interactions of glaciers with other natural systems such as rivers, lakes and oceans. In the second part, the emphasis moves to landforms and sediment, the interpretation of the earth's glacial legacy and the reconstruction of glacial depositional environments and palaeoglaciology.

Ancient floods, modern hazards

principles and applications of paleoflood hydrology

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Author: P. Kyle House

Publisher: Amer Geophysical Union

ISBN: 9780875903545

Category: Nature

Page: 385

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This volume presents studies in hydrology, climatology, hydraulics, geochronology, geomorphology, and stratigraphy highlight recent advances in tools, techniques, and methods for interpreting the physical evidence of` large floods.

Global Continental Palaeohydrology

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Author: K. J. Gregory,L. Starkel,Victor R. Baker

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 334

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Palaeohydrological research is a comparatively recent development. However, research undertaken has already demonstrated a significant multidisciplinary impact and shown how palaeohydrology can provide an important contribution to the study of global change. Although a considerable amount of exciting palaeohydrological research has been applied to particular areas, there has not previously been a systematic approach to research into the palaeohydrology of the Earth s surface. It was for this reason that a Commission was established by INQUA in 1991 on Global Continental Palaeohydrology. This volume provides the background to that exciting international research project and has been written to provide a basis for understanding the current state of research into the palaeohydrology of the land surface of the Earth. It therefore gives a summary of the work achieved to date and of the research investigations currently taking place, together with an indication of the way in which palaeohydrological research relates to other global research programmes.

Incised River Channels

Processes, Forms, Engineering, and Management

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Author: Stephen Darby,Andrew Simon

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 442

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Incised river channels are ubiquitous features of landscapes disturbed by environmental change. Problems associated with channel incision include undermining of structures, downstream sedimentation, severe bank erosion and widening, and degradation of aquatic and riparian habitats. In Incised River Channels, research from the disciplines of geomorphology, hydraulics, sediment transport, ecology, environmental management and river engineering is brought together to develop a detailed, integrated treatment, over a range of spatial and temporal scales, of the dynamic behaviour of unstable incised rivers. The book emphasizes the need for improved understanding of the processes and mechanisms of channel adjustment and evolution to underpin sustainable river management and engineering. It contains important original contributions from an international authorship. Contributors include university and government scientists and researchers, as well as practitioners from regulatory and consultancy organizations. Divided into three thematic sections, Incised River Channels covers the nature and significance of incised channels, processes, and mitigation and management. Fundamental principles are illustrated using case studies from a wide range of physiographic environments, providing a wide geographical coverage. This volume will be of interest to academics and advanced level students who are studying fluvial geomorphology and/or river engineering. It will also be of appeal to all those interested in river adjustment and management.

Palaeohydrology and Environmental Change

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Author: G. Benito,Victor R. Baker,K. J. Gregory

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 353

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Palaeohydrology and Environmental Change presents the most recent advances in the study of global changes in the hydrological regime during the last 20000 years. The book brings together new contributions; on regional palaeohydrology with case studies from all over the world; and on new methodologies and techniques used on palaeohydrological reconstructions. There are several key points that make this book an essential review to the international scientific community: The major emphasis is on areas very sensitive to climate changes such as the Mediterranean, Tundra regions and the Tropical Zones of Asia, Africa and America. New interdisciplinary methodologies in reconstructing palaeohydrological changes including palaeoecology, pollen and lichen analysis, identification of anthropogenic stressors and changes in climate circulation regimes. Modelling studies; conceptual and mesoscale models for reconstructing palaeoenvironments during the Quaternary. This book will be a valuable reference work for all professionals and students interested in quaternary environmental, climatic and hydrological history including those in the fields of geology, geography, hydrology, biogeography, archaeology, and environmental sciences.

Great Salt Lake

An Overview of Change

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Author: J. Wallace Gwynn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Salt Lake (Utah)

Page: 584

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A collection of articles about the Great Salt Lake divided into 9 subject areas.

Guidebook to the geology of eastern Idaho

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Author: Geological Society of America. Rocky Mountain Section,Geological Society of America. Rocky Mountain Section. Meeting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 342

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Late Glacial and Postglacial Environmental Changes

Quaternary, Carboniferous-Permian, and Proterozoic

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Author: Ireneo Peter Martini

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 343

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This book of contributed papers reconstructs events following the major Paleozoic glaciation, using as analog events during the last 18,000 years. The detailed analysis of present environments aids in understanding what triggered the ancient deglaciations; conversely, the study of the ancient geological record helps to identify factors that influence global environmental change. The syntheses and analyses of Quaternary and older glacial products and events foster a better understanding of those periods in which rapid climatic and environmental changes occurred, and they constitute a ready source of information for analyzing other ancient geological records or constructing models for possible future changes.