Soil Geomorphology

Author: A.J. Gerrard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0412441802
Release Date: 1992-10-31
Genre: Nature

Soil formation is related to the nature of landforms on which that formation takes place. The nature of the soil affects some of the processes shaping the landforms and which cause landscape change. An accurate assessment of the evolution of landforms and of the patterns of soil formation is possible only if the interdependence of soils and landforms is recognized. This book provides an integration of geomorphology and pedology to fully assess this relationship.


Author: Joseph Alfred Zinck
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319191591
Release Date: 2015-12-23
Genre: Science

This book offers a proven approach for reliable mapping of soil-landscape relationships to derive information for policy, planning and management at scales ranging from local to regional. It presents the theoretical and conceptual framework of the geopedologic approach and a bulk of applied research showing its application and benefits for knowledge generation relevant to geohazard studies, land use conflict analysis, land use planning, land degradation assessment, and land suitability analysis. Soil is a vital resource for society at large and an important determinant of the economic status of nations. The intensification of natural disasters and the increased land use competition for food and energy have raised awareness of the relevant role the pedosphere plays in natural and anthropogenic environments. Recent papers and global initiatives show a renewed interest in soil research and its applications for improved planning and management of this fragile and finite resource.

Developments in Soil Classification Land Use Planning and Policy Implications

Author: Shabbir A. Shahid
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400753327
Release Date: 2013-02-15
Genre: Science

As the world’s population continues to expand, maintaining and indeed increasing agricultural productivity is more important than ever, though it is also more difficult than ever in the face of changing weather patterns that in some cases are leading to aridity and desertification. The absence of scientific soil inventories, especially in arid areas, leads to mistaken decisions about soil use that, in the end, reduce a region’s capacity to feed its population, or to guarantee a clean water supply. Greater efficiency in soil use is possible when these resources are properly classified using international standards. Focusing on arid regions, this volume details soil classification from many countries. It is only once this information is properly assimilated by policymakers it becomes a foundation for informed decisions in land use planning for rational and sustainable uses.

Soils and Geomorphology

Author: Peter D. Jungerius
ISBN: UCSD:31822009381492
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Erosion

Bodenkunde - Geomorphologie - Geologie.

Geomorphology The Research Frontier and Beyond

Author: J.D. Vitek
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483291574
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Science

Perspectives on the future directions of research in geomorphology form the major theme of this volume. Ten geomorphologists were asked to "star-gaze", that is provide opinions about the future direction of their specialty. Each paper is supported by the literature that currently defines the research frontier.

Encyclopedia of Soil Science

Author: Rattan Lal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849350549
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

Presents the research and practices with sections on ISTIC-World Soil Information, root growth and agricultural management, nitrate leaching management, podzols, paramos soils, water repellant soils, and rare earth elements. This book includes entries that cover tillage, irrigation, erosion control, and ground water, and soil degradation.

Environmental Change

Author: Richard Huggett
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415145201
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Science

Environmental Changepresents an introductory exploration of past, present and future change in the environment. Combining the ecological and evolutionary approaches brought forth in his related title,Geoecology, Huggett introduces the interconnected aspects of the natural environment--ecological, geological and cosmic--and the dynamic nature of the environmental system. The book examines human-environment interaction, and biological and physical evidence and causes of environmental change over a range of timescales. Exploring rates and directions of change, Huggett postulates an unending adaption of the ecosphere and its parts to ever-changing circumstances, including those triggered by human actions, and looks towards likely environmental changes in the future.

Key Concepts in Geography

Author: Sarah Holloway
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761973893
Release Date: 2003-06-04
Genre: Science

Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.