World Geomorphological Landscapes

Landscapes and Landforms of Norway

Editors: Beylich, Achim A. (Ed.)

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  • Highlights selected landscapes and landforms in case studies written by leading scientific experts
  • Highly illustrated book, presenting the geomorphology of mainland Norway
  • Comprehensive introduction on the varied landscapes and landscape evolution in mainland Norway
  • Discusses the status and value of geomorphological heritage and geoconservation in Norway
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This book discusses the striking geomorphological landscapes of mainland Norway. As part of the Springer book series on World Geomorphological Landscapes, it outlines the nature and diversity of Norway's geomorphological landscapes and examines the geological background and the drivers of landscape evolution. It also features numerous case studies describing the most striking sites, and offers insights into the status and value of geoheritage and geoconservation in the country.
Providing readers with an opportunity to explore the variety of Norwegian landscapes and landforms through informative texts richly illustrated with color maps and photos, the book will appeal to scientists, scholars and any readers interested in geology, physical geography, geomorphology, landscape tourism, geoheritage and environmental protection.

About the authors

Achim A. Beylich (Geomorphological Field Laboratory (GFL), Sandviksgjerde, Strandvegen 484, 7584 Selbustrand, Norway) is a geomorphologist with more than 24 years of work experience in field- and laboratory based quantitative process geomorphic research in various climatic environments and landscapes in Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Russia, Germany, Austria, Norway and Spain. Since 2004 he has been initiating and leading a number of large international and interdisciplinary research groups, networks and programs on geomorphologic earth surface processes and landscape development under ongoing or accelerated climate change and increasing anthropogenic impacts and pressures. During his scientific career he has carried out research and has been working at research institutes and universities in Germany, Sweden, Iceland, Canada and Norway, and he is currently Head of Operations at the Geomorphological Field Laboratory (GFL) in Selbustrand, Norway. He is a senior scientist with more than 100 scientific publications in journals and books, numerous edited works, and with formal full professor competence in geomorphology. He is Editor-in-Chief for the scientific journal Geomorphology (Elsevier), an Editorial Board Member for several international scientific journals, and serves frequently as a peer-reviewer for a number of international scientific journals and for various national and international funding bodies and agencies. He is the President of the IAG Geomorphological Research Group of Norway (IAG GeoNor), initiator and Chair of the Nordic IAG Network of National Geomorphology Groups from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland (IAG GeoNorth), and the Norwegian National Scientific Representative (IAG National Scientific Member Norway) for the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Geomorphological Landscapes, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms in Norway

    Pages 3-6

    Beylich, Achim A.

  • The Climate of Norway

    Pages 7-29

    Ketzler, Gunnar (et al.)

  • Terminal Moraine Formation Processes and Geomorphology of Glacier Forelands at the Selected Outlet Glaciers of Jostedalsbreen, South Norway

    Pages 33-69

    Winkler, Stefan

  • Recent Glacier Changes and Formation of New Proglacial Lakes at the Jostedalsbreen Ice Cap in Southwest Norway

    Pages 71-95

    Laute, Katja (et al.)

  • Paraglacial Rock-Slope Failure Following Deglaciation in Western Norway

    Pages 97-130

    Curry, Alastair M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscapes and Landforms of Norway
Editors
  • Achim A. Beylich
Series Title
World Geomorphological Landscapes
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52563-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52563-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52562-0
Series ISSN
2213-2090
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 288
Number of Illustrations
45 b/w illustrations, 129 illustrations in colour
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