Geography of the Physical Environment

Quaternary Geomorphology in India

Case Studies from the Lower Ganga Basin

Editors: Das, Balai Chandra, Ghosh, Sandipan, Islam, Aznarul (Eds.)

  • Presents a novel collection of field-based empirical studies on the micro-basins of the Ganges river
  • Covers many areas from paleogenesis of laterites to quaternary stratigraphy and fluvial geomorphology on arsenic contamination
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This edited book presents a novel collection of field-based empirical studies on the Quaternary geomorphology of the Lower Ganga Basin.

The book covers a wide range of topics discussing various geomorphological facets of the Lower Ganga and its subsidiary rivers focussing on laterites, palaeoenvironment and palaeogeomorphology, palaeo-coastal landforms, neo-tectonism, tidal-fluvial dynamics, extra-channel geomorphology and channel-pattern adjustment among others. Various methodologies were applied ranging from historical records and religious texts to state-of-the-art remote sensing and GIS techniques.

The book appeals to all scientists and post-graduate students of geomorphology and related areas who want to acquire detailed knowledge of the geology and geomorphology of the Lower Ganga Basin or are in search of new methodologies for studying the feedback mechanisms between forms and processes.

About the authors

Balai Chandra DAS holds a post-graduate degree in Geography from the University of Burdwan and a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Calcutta, and has published more than twenty research articles in recognized international journals. Dr. Das has served as an editorial board member for two international journals and as a reviewer for five more.  He is the main editor of the book ‘Neo-Thinking on Ganges Brahmaputra Basin Geomorphology’, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. His current research focus is on fundamental geomorphology, in particular on rivers and lakes.

Sandipan GHOSH is an Applied Geographer with postgraduate and M.Phil. degrees in Geography from the University of Burdwan. He has published more than 40 international and national research papers in various geography and geoscience journals. He has authored a book entitled ‘Flood Hydrology and Risk Assessment: Flood Study in a Dam-Controlled River of India’ and edited a book entitled ‘Neo-Thinking on Ganges – Brahmaputra Basin Geomorphology’. He is one of the editors of the Asian Journal of Spatial Science and has served as a reviewer for various international geoscience journals. Dr. Ghosh is a lifetime member of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), the Eastern Geographical Society (EGS), and the Indian Geographical Foundation (IGF). His principal research fields include various dimensions of fluvial geomorphology, flood geomorphology, Quaternary geology, and laterite studies. Currently he is working on the gully geomorphology and soil loss estimation on the lateritic terrain of West Bengal and the Quaternary geomorphology and active tectonics of the Bengal Basin, West Bengal.

Aznarul ISLAM is an Applied Fluvial Geomorphologist with a M.Sc. degree in Geography from Kalyani University, West Bengal and an M.Phil and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography, Aliah University, Kolkata. Previously he was engaged in the West Bengal Education Service (WBES) in the Department of Geography, Barasat Govt. College, West Bengal. He has published more than 20 research papers in various national and international journals, edited volumes and conference proceedings.

He co-edited the book ‘Neo-Thinking on Ganges Brahmaputra Basin Geomorphology’, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland and has served as a reviewer for several geography and geoscience journals. Currently he is Editorial Board member of several international and national journals.

Dr. Islam is a life member of the Foundation of Practising Geographers (FPG), Kolkata, and National Association of Geographers, India (NAGI), New Delhi. Dr. Islam has served as an Assistant Convenor of the annual seminar of the Foundation of Practising Geographers since 2016. In addition, he is Project Director of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)-sponsored major research project “Assessment of Socio-Economic Vulnerability of Flood Victims and Preparation of Community-Based Disaster Management Plan Using Social Engineering: A Study of Murshidabad District, West Bengal.” His principal areas of research include channel shifting, river bank erosion, floods, and river decaying of the Ganga- Brahmaputra delta.

 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Quaternary Geomorphology in India: Concepts, Advances and Applications

    Das, Balai Chandra (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Modes of Formation, Palaeogene to Early Quaternary Palaeogenesis and Geochronology of Laterites in Rajmahal Basalt Traps and Rarh Bengal of Lower Ganga Basin

    Ghosh, Sandipan (et al.)

    Pages 25-60

  • Microstructural Evidence of Palaeo-Coastal Landform from Westernmost Fringe of Lower Ganga–Brahmaputra Delta

    Mafizul Haque, Sk. (et al.)

    Pages 61-78

  • Influence of Faulting on the Extra-Channel Geomorphology of the Ajay-Damodar Interfluve in Lower Ganga Basin

    Roy, Suvendu

    Pages 79-87

  • Geophysical Control on the Channel Pattern Adjustment in the Kunur River Basin of Western Part of Lower Ganga Basin

    Roy, Suvendu (et al.)

    Pages 89-103

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-90427-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-90426-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quaternary Geomorphology in India
Book Subtitle
Case Studies from the Lower Ganga Basin
Editors
  • Balai Chandra Das
  • Sandipan Ghosh
  • Aznarul Islam
Series Title
Geography of the Physical Environment
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90427-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90427-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90426-9
Series ISSN
2366-8865
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 224
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 95 illustrations in colour
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