Recent Developments in Geomorphology Research

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Ronald M. Reale (Editor)

Series: Earth Sciences in the 21st Century

BISAC: SCI031000

Geomorphology is defined as the study of the physical features of the surface of the earth and their relation to its geological structures. Geomorphology is useful not only for understanding the surface evolution of Earth, but of other solid planetary bodies as well. This monograph comprises three chapters, each detailing a specific recent development in geomorphology research. Chapter 1 describes the geomorphology of the Campo de Calatrava Volcanic Field in Central Spain, focusing on its volcanoes and the interference that any volcanic activity has produced in other forms of modeling and quaternary deposits. Chapter 2 analyzes the triggering of snow avalanches in the middle mountains of the Asturian Central Massif and their morphogenetic role in the dynamics and modeling of its slopes, a phenomenon that is impacted by the changing global climate. Chapter 3 analyzes the former fluvial erosion on Mars, adopting a model called SIMWE (SImulated Water Erosion) to recreate the geomorphological features observed on the planet today in an effort to understand its ancient climatic conditions.

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Chapter 1. Geomorphology of the Campo De Calatrava Volcanic Field.
(Miguel Ángel Poblete Piedrabuena, Salvador Beato Bergua and José Luis Marino Alfonso – Department of Geography, Oviedo University, Oviedo (Principality of Asturias), Spain)

Chapter 2. Snow Avalanches in the Middle Mountains of the Asturian Central Massif (Cantanbrian Mountains, NW Of Spain): An Active Nivoperiglacial Process
(Miguel Ángel Poblete Piedrabuena, Salvador Beato Bergua and José Luis Marino Alfonso – Department of Geography, Oviedo University, Oviedo (Principality of Asturias), Spain)

Chapter 3. Geomorphological Analysis and Erosion Modelling of a Martian Fluvial System
(Vilmos Steinmann – Konkoly Thege Miklos Astronomical Institute, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Budapest, Hungary)

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