Weathering and Landscape Evolution

Proceedings of the 35th Binghamton Symposium in Geomorphology, held 1-3 October, 2004

Edited by

  • A. Turkington, Department of Geography, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
  • J. Phillips, Department of Geography, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
  • S. Campbell, Department of Geography, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

In recognition of the fundamental control exerted by weathering on landscape evolution and topographic development, the 35th Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium was convened under the theme of Weathering and Landscape Evolution. The papers and posters presented at the conference imparted the state-of-the-art in weathering geomorphology, tackled the issue of scale linkage in geomorphic studies and offered a vehicle for interdisciplinary communication on research into weathering and landscape evolution. The papers included in this book are encapsulated here under the general themes of weathering mantles, weathering and relative dating, weathering and denudation, weathering processes and controls and the 'big picture'.
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Geomorphologists, physical Geographers, engineering geologists and exploration geologists


Book information

  • Published: May 2005
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52031-9


"The book contains a wealth of basic field data and relevant information that scientists, engineers, and professionals will find useful. The book will be a welcome addition to the library of academic institutions." -JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH, August 2006

Table of Contents

Weathering and landscape evolution (A.V. Turkington, J.D. Phillips, S.W. Campbell). Above the weathering front: contrasting approaches to the study and classification of weathered mantle (J. Ehlen). Animating the biodynamics of soil thickness using process vector analysis: a dynamic denudation approach to soil formation (D.L. Johnson, J.E.J. Domier, D.N. Johnson). Beach etching and shore platforms (C.R. Twidale, J.A. Bourne, J.R. Vidal Romani). Relative-age dating of transported regolith and application to study of landform evolution in the Appalachians (H.H. Mills). In situ weathering rind erosion (S.J. Gordon, R.I. Dorn).Weathering, geomorphic work, and karst landscape evolution in the Cave City groundwater basin, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky (C. Groves, J. Meiman). Chemical weathering and landscape development in mid-latitude alpine environments (J.C. Dixon, C.E. Thorn). Glaciers show direct linkage between erosion rate and chemical weathering fluxes (S. Prestrud Anderson). Chemical weathering and boulder mantles, Kärkevagge, Swedish Lapland (R.G. Darmody, C.E. Thorn, C.E. Allen). The influence of aspect on the biological weathering of granites: observations from the Kunlun Mountains, China (K. Hall et al.). Microclimate and weathering in the central Namib Desert, Namibia (H.A. Viles). Salt-weathering simulations under hot desert conditions: agents of enlightenment or perpetuators of preconceptions? (B.J. Smith et al.). Sandstone weathering: a century of research and innovation (A.V. Turkington, T.R. Paradise).Weathering instability and landscape evolution (J.D. Phillips).