This book discusses the striking geomorphological landscapes of mainland Norway. As part of the Springer book series on World Geomorphological Landscapes, it outlines the nature and diversity of Norway's geomorphological landscapes and examines the geological background and the drivers of landscape evolution. It also features numerous case studies describing the most striking sites and offers insights into the status and value of geoheritage and geoconservation in the country.
Providing readers with an opportunity to explore the variety of Norwegian landscapes and landforms through informative texts richly illustrated with colour maps and photos, Landscapes and Landforms of Norway will appeal to scientists, scholars and any readers interested in geology, physical geography, geomorphology, landscape tourism, geoheritage and environmental protection.
Part I: Introduction to Landscapes and Landforms of Norway, Geomorphological Landscapes, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms in Norway
- The Climate of Norway
Part II Case Studies of Varied Landscapes, Geomorphological Processes and Landforms in Norway, Terminal Moraine Formation Processes and Geomorphology of Glacier Forelands at Selected Outlet Glaciers of Jostedalsbreen, South Norway
- Recent Glacier Changes and Formation of new Proglacial Lakes at the Jostedalsbreen Ice Cap in Southwest Norway
- Paraglacial Rock-Slope Failure Following Deglaciation in Western Norway
- The Snow-Avalanche Impact Landforms of Vestlandet, Southern Norway
- Fluvial Processes and Contemporary Fluvial Denudation in Different Mountain Landscapes in Western and Central Norway
- Periglacial Landforms in Jotunheimen, Central Southern Norway, and Their Altitudinal Distribution
- Characterization of Scree Slopes in the Rondane Mountains (South-Central Norway)
- Morphological Description of Erosional and Depositional Landforms Formed by Debris Flow Processes in Mainland Norway
Part III The Status and Value of Geomorphological Heritage in Norway, Landforms and Geomorphosite Designation on Mount Gausta (Telemark)
- Selection of Geomorphosites in the Dovrefjell National Park (Central Norway)
Achim A. Beylich is a geomorphologist with more than 24 years of work experience in field- and laboratory-based quantitative process geomorphic research in various climatic environments and landscapes in Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Russia, Germany, Austria, Norway and Spain. Since 2004 he has been initiating and leading a number of large international and interdisciplinary research groups, networks and programs on geomorphologic earth surface processes and landscape development under ongoing or accelerated climate change and increasing anthropogenic impacts and pressures. During his scientific career he has carried out research and has been working at research institutes and universities in Germany, Sweden, Iceland, Canada and Norway, and he is currently Head of Operations at the Geomorphological Field Laboratory (GFL) in Selbustrand, Norway. He is a senior scientist with more than 100 scientific publications in journals and books, numerous edited works, and with formal full professor competence in geomorphology. He is Editor-in-Chief for the scientific journal Geomorphology (Elsevier), an Editorial Board Member for several international scientific journals, and serves frequently as a peer-reviewer for a number of international scientific journals and for various national and international funding bodies and agencies. He is the President of the IAG Geomorphological Research Group of Norway (IAG GeoNor), initiator and Chair of the Nordic IAG Network of National Geomorphology Groups from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland (IAG GeoNorth), and the Norwegian National Scientific Representative (IAG National Scientific Member Norway) for the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG).