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Geomorphology in the Tropics: A Study of Weathering and Denudation in Low Latitude

By: M Thomas

472 pages, Illus

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | May 1994 | #31008 | ISBN: 0471930350
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About this book

Proceeds from discussions of rock weathering to a consideration of weathering products and profiles with an extended section on laterites and bauxites. Describes erosional processes in terms of runoff and fluvial activity and introduces Quaternary climate changes and their impacts on temperature and rainfall.


Contents

Geomorphology from a Tropical Perspective. PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS OF WEATHERING. The Alteration of Rocks Under Tropical Conditions. Weathering Profiles and Saprolites. Laterites, Bauxites and Duricrusts. DENUDATION PROCESSES. Surface Processes in Tropical Climates. Landsliding and Other Mass Movement. QUATERNARY ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND LANDFORM DEVELOPMENT. Quaternary Environmental Change in the Tropics. Landforms and Deposits Associated with Environmental Change. THE EVOLUTION OF TROPICAL LANDSCAPES. Etching Processes and Landform Development. Erosional Terrain and Residual Hills. Long-Term Landform Evolution. References. Indexes.

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