- Subject index
Geomorphology is the study of the Earth's diverse physical land surface features and the dynamic processes that shape these features. Examining natural and anthropogenic processes, The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology is a comprehensive exposition of the fundamentals of geomorphology that examines form, process, and history in the discipline. Organized into four sections, the Handbook is an overview of foundations and relevance, including the nature and scope of geomorphology, the origins and development of geomorphology, the role and character of theory in geomorphology, the significance of models and abstractions to geomorphology; techniques and approaches, including geomorphological mapping, field observations and experimental design, remote sensing in geomorphology, quantifying rates of erosion, measuring fluid flows and sediment fluxes, dating surfaces and sediment, GIS in geomorphology, and modelling landforms and processes; process and environment, including rock weathering, the evolution of regolith, hill slopes, riverine environments, glacial environments, periglacial environments, coastal environments, desert environments, karst landscapes, environmental change and anthropogenic activity; and environmental change, including geomorphology and environmental management, geomorphology and society, and planetary geomorphology.
Chapter 32: Challenges and Perspectives
Challenges and Perspectives
Prior to the conclusion it seemed pragmatic to invite several short challenge statements giving thought-provoking contributions focusing on future directions and trends to provide a perspective for geomorphology. These were invited to be relatively short, to focus on complementary themes and to be written by senior established geomorphologists who currently hold, or have recently held, major offices in geomorphological societies. The four statements are written by Michael Crozier who is President of the International Association of Geomorphology (2009–2013); Paul Bierman who is Chair, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division, Geological Society of America (2009–2010); Andreas Lang who is Chair of the British Society for Geomorphology (2009–2010); and Vic Baker who was President of the Geological Society ...