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Tectonic geomorphology of mountains : a new approach to paleoseismology / William B. Bull.

By: Bull, William B, 1930-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2007Description: x, 316 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781405154796Subject(s): Morphotectonics | Paleoseismology
Contents:
Scrunch and Stretch Bedrock Uplift -- Introduction -- Pure Uplift, Stretch and Scrunch Bedrock Uplift -- Landscape Responses to Regional Uplift -- Concepts for Studies of Rising Mountains -- Themes and Topics -- The Fundamental Control of Base Level -- Threshold of Critical Power in Streams -- Equilibrium in Streams -- Time Lags of Response -- Tectonically-Induced Downcutting -- Nontectonic Base-Level Fall and Strath Terrace Formation -- Hydraulic Coordinates -- Mountain Fronts -- Introduction -- Tectonically Active Escarpments -- Fault Segmentation of Mountain Fronts -- Summary -- Tectonic Activity Classes of Mountain Fronts -- Tectonic Setting of the North America-Pacific Plate Boundary -- Appraisal of Regional Mountain Front Tectonic Activity -- Summary -- Fault Scarps -- General Features -- Scarp Morphology Changes with Time -- Climatic Controls of Fault-Scarp Morphology -- Lithologic Controls of Fault-Scarp Morphology -- Laser Swath Digital Elevation Models -- Dating Fault Scarps with Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclides -- Summary -- Analyses of Prehistorical Seismic Shaking -- Paleoseismology Goals -- Earthquake-Generated Regional Rockfall Events -- Summary.
Review: "This book explores how landscapes respond to tectonic deformation. Including much previously unpublished research and theory, Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountains uses new approaches to enhance theoretical models of landscape evolution and to better assess hazards caused by earthquakes. Readers will learn how to use key landforms as diagnostic indicators of changing landscapes, to estimate rates of mountain-range uplift, and use landslide sensitivity to earthquakes to map the locations and intensity of prehistorical seismic shaking." "Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountains is essential reading for research geologists and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the earth sciences."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-304) and index.

1. Scrunch and Stretch Bedrock Uplift -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. Pure Uplift, Stretch and Scrunch Bedrock Uplift -- 1.3. Landscape Responses to Regional Uplift -- 2. Concepts for Studies of Rising Mountains -- 2.1. Themes and Topics -- 2.2. The Fundamental Control of Base Level -- 2.3. Threshold of Critical Power in Streams -- 2.4. Equilibrium in Streams -- 2.5. Time Lags of Response -- 2.6. Tectonically-Induced Downcutting -- 2.7. Nontectonic Base-Level Fall and Strath Terrace Formation -- 2.8. Hydraulic Coordinates -- 3. Mountain Fronts -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Tectonically Active Escarpments -- 3.3. Fault Segmentation of Mountain Fronts -- 3.4. Summary -- 4. Tectonic Activity Classes of Mountain Fronts -- 4.1. Tectonic Setting of the North America-Pacific Plate Boundary -- 4.2. Appraisal of Regional Mountain Front Tectonic Activity -- 4.3. Summary -- 5. Fault Scarps -- 5.1. General Features -- 5.2. Scarp Morphology Changes with Time -- 5.3. Climatic Controls of Fault-Scarp Morphology -- 5.4. Lithologic Controls of Fault-Scarp Morphology -- 5.5. Laser Swath Digital Elevation Models -- 5.6. Dating Fault Scarps with Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclides -- 5.7. Summary -- 6. Analyses of Prehistorical Seismic Shaking -- 6.1. Paleoseismology Goals -- 6.2. Earthquake-Generated Regional Rockfall Events -- 6.3. Summary.

"This book explores how landscapes respond to tectonic deformation. Including much previously unpublished research and theory, Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountains uses new approaches to enhance theoretical models of landscape evolution and to better assess hazards caused by earthquakes. Readers will learn how to use key landforms as diagnostic indicators of changing landscapes, to estimate rates of mountain-range uplift, and use landslide sensitivity to earthquakes to map the locations and intensity of prehistorical seismic shaking." "Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountains is essential reading for research geologists and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the earth sciences."--BOOK JACKET.

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