Morphotectonics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 8, 2004 - Science - 197 pages

Morphotectonics, the relation between geomorphology and (neo)tectonics is fundamental to the understanding of landscape evolution. Stressing mainly the quantitative interpretation of field observations, this monograph compares the morphological structure of drainage systems, river courses, glacial forms, volcanic landscapes and mass movements with joint orientations. The latter are indicative of the neotectonic stresses; and thus inferences on the genesis of the morphological forms can be drawn. The data on outcrops on all six continents and on islands in all major oceans have been acquired to a large extent by the author himself. The book, therefore, represents a first-hand account of the work and its relevance which has been done worldwide over the last 30 years.

 

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Contents

Fundamentals
1
122 Phenomenological Principles
2
123 System Theory
11
124 Integrated View of Landscape Development
17
Orientation Studies
18
133 Parametric Statistics
19
Tectonic Features
21
142 Joints
22
25 Global Morphotectonic Conclusions
107
Local Morphotectonics
111
322 Drainage Patterns
112
324 Problems of Longitudinal River Profiles
115
325 Transverse Valley Profiles
116
326 The Origin of Gorges
118
33 Basins
126
333 Lake Basins
129

143 Faults and Lineaments
27
144 Earthquakes
28
145 Petrofabrics
29
Planar Morphological Features
30
153 Networks
31
162 Plate Tectonics
32
Global Morphotectonics
35
222 Asia without Peninsular India
41
223 North America
46
224 Laurasian Arctic and Subarctic Regions
51
23 Gondwanaland
58
232 Peninsular India
65
233 Australasia
68
234 South America
75
235 Antarctic and Subantarctic Regions
80
24 The Oceans
84
242 The Atlantic Ocean
85
243 Indian Ocean
91
244 Pacific Ocean
97
34 ShoreCoast Lines
131
343 Fiords
134
352 Classical Inselbergs
135
353 Piedmont Inselbergs
138
354 Escarpent Outliers
141
355 Periglacial Features
144
36 Volcanic Features
145
362 BasalticEffusive Volcanism
147
363 Mixed Volcanism
148
364 ExplosiveAndesitic Volcanism
149
365 Conclusions
150
372 Shear Slides
151
373 Slides at Mountain Fractures and Artificial Cuts
159
374 Conclusions
164
38 Local Morphotectonic Conclusions
165
References
169
Subject Index
183
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In the 1980s Prof. Scheidegger published several titles with Springer:

- Scheidegger: Principles of Geodynamics

- Scheidegger: Systematic Geomorphology

- Scheidegger: Theoretical Geomorphology

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