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Landforms of the Earth: An Illustrated Guide by Francisco Gutiérrez, Mateo Gutiérrez

By Francisco Gutiérrez, Mateo Gutiérrez

This is a hugely illustrated e-book with every one landform being defined with the subsequent constitution: (1) major features, together with geometric, morphometric and sedimentological beneficial properties. (2) Genetic tactics and controlling components. (3) assorted typologies if acceptable. (4) extra reviews relating to numerous proper points such us environmental implications or geographical distribution. photo visualization of landforms is key for studying geomorphology and stimulating the curiosity during this field-based topic; an image is worthy one thousand phrases. therefore, the booklet constitutes a invaluable academic source for each collage pupil enrolled in classes comparable with earth floor procedures and landforms (e.g. Geomorphology, actual Geography, Geology, Geohazards, Environmental Sciences.). The e-book is additionally beautiful to travelers and other people a fan of nature who need to know concerning the terminology and beginning of the landforms they stumble upon of their journeys. in lots of circumstances, the geomorphological positive aspects represent the most asset of firstclass safe components (e.g., UNESCO international history websites, nationwide Parks).

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These are glacier-like salt lobes that override the adjoining country rock as a viscous flow (Fig. 10B). The budget and dynamics of salt domes and namakiers are mainly controlled by the rate at which the “viscous fountain” spells salt, salt removal by dissolution and water supplied by rainfall. Namakiers are wasted and retreat due to lower or exhausted salt extrusion and/or more rapid degradation by dissolution. They may generate depositional and erosional features like those produced by glaciers, including moraines, disconnected bodies of “dead salt”, cover collapse sinkholes like kettle holes or trimlines.

All Rights Reserved) 32 3 Tectonic Landforms Fig. 6D Pressure ridge (foreground) in a local zone of compression associated with the right-lateral Boconó fault in the Mucubají Lake area, Venezuela. The trace of the fault runs along the foot of the ridge. Faulted Pleistocene moraine in the background (Published with permission of © Franck Audemard 2015. 7 with scarps, troughs and benches parallel to the strike of the underlying beds. For instance, in slopes underlain by steeply dipping beds, outward toppling of the strata produces uphillfacing scarps (antislope scarps) and small half-graben depressions of their upslope side, which may disrupt drainages and act as sediment traps (Figs.

Explosive eruptions can also be driven by the interaction of magma with groundwater, which rapidly transforms into pressurised gas (phreatomagmatic eruptions). The magma may also interact with surface water bodies (hydromagmatic eruptions), including 4 deep ocean water, lakes, ice caps or glaciers on the upper parts of stratovolcanoes, controlling the eruptive style and leading to the development of secondary hazardous processes including lahars or jökulhlaups. The distribution of young volcanoes, the composition of their magmas and the eruptive styles are largely controlled by plate tectonics.

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