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Treatise on Geomorphology


The changing focus and approach of geomorphic research suggests that the time is opportune for a summary of the state of discipline.

The number of peer-reviewed papers published in geomorphic journals has grown steadily for more than two decades and, more importantly, the diversity of authors with respect to geographic location and disciplinary background (geography, geology, ecology, civil engineering, computer science, geographic information science, and others) has expanded dramatically. As more good minds are drawn to geomorphology, and the breadth of the peer-reviewed literature grows, an effective summary of contemporary geomorphic knowledge becomes increasingly difficult.

The fourteen volumes of this Treatise on Geomorphology will provide an important reference for users from undergraduate students looking for term paper topics, to graduate students starting a literature review for their thesis work, and professionals seeking a concise summary of a particular topic. Information on the historical development of diverse topics within geomorphology provides context for ongoing research; discussion of research strategies, equipment, and field methods, laboratory experiments, and numerical simulations reflect the multiple approaches to understanding Earth’s surfaces; and summaries of outstanding research questions highlight future challenges and suggest productive new avenues for research. Our future ability to adapt to geomorphic changes in the critical zone very much hinges upon how well landform scientists comprehend the dynamics of Earth’s diverse surfaces. This Treatise on Geomorphology provides a useful synthesis of the state of the discipline, as well as highlighting productive research directions, that Educators and students/researchers will find useful.


The text of the articles will be written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with a ready reference resource for information in the field. The work will be targeted towards those working in all aspects of the geomorphological sciences, including governmental agencies, corporations involved in environmental work, geoscience researchers, forensic scientists, and university professors.

Hardbound, 6386 Pages

Published: March 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374739-6


  • The Foundations of Geomorphology

    Quantitative Modelling of Geomorphology

    Remote Sensing and GIScience in Geomorphology

    Weathering and Soils Geomorphology

    Tectonic Geomorphology

    Karst Geomorphology

    Mountain and Hillslope Geomorphology

    Glacial and Periglacial Geomorphology

    Fluvial Geomorphology

    Coastal and Submarine Geomorphology

    Aeolian Geomorphology


    Geomorphology of Human Disturbances and Climate Change

    Methods in Geomorphology



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