New PDF release: Anthropogenic Geomorphology: A Guide to Man-made Landforms

By József Szabó (auth.), József Szabó, Lóránt Dávid, Dénes Lóczy (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9048130573

ISBN-13: 9789048130573

Today, human influence at the setting, and particularly at the Earth’s floor, is apparent. We more and more face the implications of our interventions, and we needs to pay extra realization to the broader affects of our actions, which come with every little thing from the extraction of fossil fuels to the impression of tourism. Anthropogenic geomorphology, because the research of ways guy impacts his actual setting, has hence constructed swiftly as a self-discipline in fresh decades.

This quantity offers assistance to scholars discussing the fundamental subject matters of anthropogenic geomorphology. The chapters conceal either its approach, and its connections with different sciences, in addition to the best way the topic can give a contribution to dealing with useful difficulties. The publication represents all fields of geomorphology, giving an creation to the variety of the self-discipline via examples taken from a number of contexts and sessions, and targeting examples from Europe.

It is not any coincidence that anthropogenic geomorphology has been gaining floor inside geomorphology itself. Its effects develop not just the theoretical improvement of the technology yet may be utilized on to social and fiscal concerns. world wide, anthropogenic geomorphology is an necessary and increasing a part of the Earth sciences curricula in greater schooling, making this quantity well timed and relevant.

Key issues: Anthropogenic Geomorphology - Dynamic equilibrium – Environmentalism - Geomorphic methods - Human impression - Man-made landforms

József Szabó is Professor Emeritus on the division of actual Geography and Geoinformatics, college of Debrecen. he's President of the Hungarian Geographical Society, a Corresponding Member of the CERG (Strasbourg) and a Member of the foreign Landslide examine team (Palo Alto, California). His study fields are mass hobbies and different geomorphological tactics, land evaluate, anthropogenic geomorphology, geomorphological dangers, and background of actual geography.

Lóránt Dávid is a school professor and Head of the dept of Tourism and local improvement at Károly Róbert university, Gyöngyös. He has longstanding instructing and examine event within the fields of anthropogenic geomorphology, environmental security, tourism, and local improvement, and has labored as a professional in a couple of executive programs.

Dénes Lóczy is an affiliate professor, Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences on the collage of Pécs. From 2001 to 2005 he was once Secretary of the overseas organization of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG). He has proven and chairs a operating staff on Human influence at the panorama (HILS). His study pursuits are land review, land use reviews, floodplain geomorphology, and panorama rehabilitation.

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Soils are also interwoven by the root system of superior vegetation; vegetation and soils are indispensable to each other: vegetation receives water and nutrients necessary to its sustenance, whereas the removal of vegetation results in soil loss (accelerated soil erosion). This supports the representation of the interrelation between the biota and soils in our system model. It is claimed that this is one of the closest interrelationships in physical geographical systems (Fig. 3). As mentioned above, the impact of the biota on rocks (biogenic weathering) is, in many cases, direct.

In addition to the direct transformation of the surface, construction works also have other consequences. As a result of building activities, surface runoff is modified locally by changing slope angle or by surface sealing. In the latter case, an extremely wide range of artificial materials of variable permeability are applied. , the whole amount of rainwater runoff is canalised (see also Chapter 3). e. the microclimate is influenced. 2 Human Impact in a Systems Approach 23 The consequence of terrain correction is the destruction of the biota and most of the soil.

Australian Centre for Geomechanics, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA Kelly PM, Campbell DA, Tarrant JR (1983) Large-scale water transfers in the USSR. Geo J 7 (3): 201–214 Lóczy D (2001) Folyóduzzasztás, víztározás – áldás vagy átok? ). ), A vizek és az ember. Tiszteletkötet Lovász György Professzor Úr 70. születésnapjára (Waters and Man. Papers in Honour of Professor György Lovász on his 70th Birthday). PTE Institute of Geography, Pécs Lóczy D, Czigány SZ, Dezs˝o J, Gyenizse P, Kovács J, Nagyváradi L, Pirkhoffer E (2007) Geomorphological tasks in planning the rehabilitation of coal mining areas at Pécs, Hungary.

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