Springer Theses

Slope-Channel Coupling as a Factor in the Evolution of Mountains

The Western Carpathians and Sudetes

Authors: Wistuba, Małgorzata

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph. D. thesis by the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
  • Dendrochronological record of lateral slope-channel (landsliding-erosion) coupling - the work presents results of an original approach, the first such comparative study until now
  • Results of coupling in valley morphology are documented by numerous photos, schemes and maps
  • Includes a scheme of mid-mountain landscape evolution based on observations of slope-channel coupling
  • New dendrochronological tool for analyses of landslide activity was used - examples of spatial-temporal analyses (presentations of landslide dynamics) are provided
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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.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wistuba, Małgorzata

    Pages 1-21

  • Materials and Methods

    Wistuba, Małgorzata

    Pages 23-40

  • Study Catchments

    Wistuba, Małgorzata

    Pages 41-57

  • The Delivery of Slope Material to the Valley Floors of Small Mid-Mountain Catchments: Record in Relief and Deposits

    Wistuba, Małgorzata

    Pages 59-189

  • The Evolution of Relief in Mid-Altitude Mountains as a Result of the Delivery of Slope Material to Valley Floors: Discussion

    Wistuba, Małgorzata

    Pages 191-218

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38296-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Slope-Channel Coupling as a Factor in the Evolution of Mountains
Book Subtitle
The Western Carpathians and Sudetes
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05819-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05819-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05818-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38296-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 224
Number of Illustrations and Tables
70 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
Topics