This volume presents a collection of papers by specialists contributing to the activities of the International Geographical Union Commission on `Natural Hazard Studies'. The main topics are: morphotectonic activities, slope movements, glacial, erosion and weathering hazards and man-made rapid modellation processes. Research on basic geomorphological hazards in high mountains can be understood not only as a set of case studies, but primarily as a rare opportunity for the preparation of theoretical models and for the understanding of the general architecture of the origin of natural disasters.
Audience: This specialized book will be useful for natural scientists, graduate geographers and geologists and postgraduate students in earth sciences.
Dedication to Professor Clifford Embleton. Prologue. Sedimentology and Clast Orientation of Deposits Produced by Glacial-Lake Outbursts Floods in the Mount Everest Region, Nepal; D.A. Cenderelli, E.E. Wohl. Catastrophic Floods and Flushing of Sediment, Western Himalaya, Pakistan; J.F. Shroder, et al. Landslides and Deserted Places in the Semi-Arid Environment of the Inner Himalaya; J. Baade, et al. Glacier-Induced Hazards as a Consequence of Glacigenic Mountain Landscape, Glacier and Moraine Dammed Lake Outbursts and Holocene Debris Production; M. Kuhle, et al. Chaos Theory of Slides/Mud Flows in Mountain Areas. Example: Xiaojiang Basin, NE Yunnan, China; A.E. Scheidegger. The Salt Weathering Hazards in Deserts; A. Goudie. Impact of Conversion of Upland Forest to Tourism and Agricultural Land Uses in the Gunung Kinabalu Highlands, Sabah, Malaysia; W. Sinun, I. Douglas. Landslides in the Rocky Mountains of Canada; D.M. Cruden, X.Q. Hu. Late Holocene Sturzstroms in Glacier National Park, Montana, U.S.A.; D.R. Butler, et al. Storm Induced Mass-Wasting in the Oregon Coast Range, U.S.A.; C.L. Rosenfeld. Natural Hazards in Relation to Present Stratovolcano Deglaciation: Popocatepetl and Citlatepetl, Mexico; D. Palacios. Andean Landslide Hazards; T.A. Blodgett, et al. Fluvial Hazards in a Steepland Mountain Environment, Southern Bolivia; J. Warburton, et al. Geomorphological Response of Neotectonic Activity Along the Cordillera Blanca Fault Zone, Peru; V. Vilimek, M.Z. Luyo. Geomorphological Hazards and Risks in the High Tatra Mountains; J. Kalvoda. Geomorphologic Hazards in a Glaciated Granitic Massif: Sierra de Gredos, Spain; D. Palacios, J. de Marcos.
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