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Landscape Erosion and Evolution Modeling

Editors: Harmon, Russell S., Doe III, William W. (Eds.)

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Landscapes are characterized by a wide variation, both spatially and temporally, of tolerance and response to natural processes and anthropogenic stress. These tolerances and responses can be analyzed through individual landscape parameters, such as soils, vegetation, water, etc., or holistically through ecosystem or watershed studies. However, such approaches are both time consuming and costly. Soil erosion and landscape evolution modeling provide a simulation environment in which both the short- and long-term consequences of land-use activities and alternative land use strategies can be compared and evaluated. Such models provide the foundation for the development of land management decision support systems.
Landscape Erosion and Evolution Modeling is a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary volume addressing the broad theme of soil erosion and landscape evolution modeling from different philosophical and technical approaches, ranging from those developed from considerations of first-principle soil/water physics and mechanics to those developed empirically according to sets of behavioral or empirical rules deriving from field observations and measurements. The validation and calibration of models through field studies is also included.
This volume will be essential reading for researchers in earth, environmental and ecosystem sciences, hydrology, civil engineering, forestry, soil science, agriculture and climate change studies. In addition, it will have direct relevance to the public and private land management communities.

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`In summary, this volume provides an excellent reference book on the state of current erosion modelling, and should be required reading on that topic, including the historical summary and the final review.'
The Holocene, 13:5 (2003)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction to Soil Erosion and Landscape Evolution Modeling

    Pages 1-14

    Doe, William W., III (et al.)

  • Erosion Problems On U.S. Army Training Lands

    Pages 15-28

    Miller, Bruce E. (et al.)

  • Effects Of Freeze-Thaw Cycling On Soil Erosion

    Pages 29-55

    Gatto, Lawrence W. (et al.)

  • Determination Of Slope Displacement Mechanisms And Causes

    Pages 57-87

    Chase, Ronald B. (et al.)

  • Using Cosmogenic Nuclide Measurements In Sediments To Understand Background Rates Of Erosion And Sediment Transport

    Pages 89-115

    Bierman, Paul (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscape Erosion and Evolution Modeling
Editors
  • Russell S. Harmon
  • William W. Doe III
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0575-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0575-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46718-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5139-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 540
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