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True Faces of Hurricanes [electronic resource (video)] / by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)(SAGE)1984150; Films Media Group(SAGE)1996584; National Geographic Television & Film(SAGE)1983302;
Hurricanes: 2004 (4:28) -- Charley: Eye of the Hurricane (3:24) -- Huricane Charley: Observing the Eyewall (3:16) -- Hurricane Frances: Predicting the Eye of the Hurricane (3:12) -- Hurricane Frances: Alerting the Public (3:15) -- Hurricane Frances Closes In (5:14) -- Inside the Eye: Mission in Jeopardy (2:13) -- Hurricane Frances: Images of Destruction (2:22) -- Hurricane Ivan: Zoo Evacuation (4:46) -- Hurricane Ivan: Using Technology to Minimize destruction (3:28) -- Hurricane Ivan: Setting Up Doppler Units (3:13) -- Hurricane Ivan: Images of Destruction (3:17) -- Hurricane Ivan: Survivors Reflect (2:38) -- Hurricane Ivan: Update on Evacuated Zoo Animals (1:53) -- Hurricane Ivan: U.S. Geological Survey Assesses Damage (1:15) -- 2004 Hurricane Season: Research to Reduce Future Losses (3:12) -- Credits: True Faces of Hurricanes (0:18)As the effects of climate change and global warming figure more and more prominently in earth science, meteorology, and other disciplines, it becomes increasingly important to study hurricanes and other extreme weather formations. Of course, actually observing a lethal tropical storm is easier said than done. But when a series of devastating hurricanes hit Florida in 2005, an army of film crews stood in their way. In this film, the amazing footage they captured is compiled and analyzed by experts, who find startling information uncovered from inside the storms.9 & up.Mode of access: Internet.System requirements: FOD playback platform.Title from distributor's description.
Subjects: Videorecording.; Educational films.; Internet videos.; Geomorphology;
© [2010], c2006., Films Media Group,
On-line resources: CGCC online access -- Part of the Films on Demand collection.;
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River Processes [electronic resource (video)] / by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)(SAGE)1984150; Films Media Group.(SAGE)1996584; Pumpkin TV (Firm);
Introduction: River ProcessesThis program provide students with memorable examples of potholes, rapids, waterfalls, gorges, meanders, braiding, flood plains and deltas. The case studies, along with the detailed graphics provided, explain the fluvial processes of erosion, transportation and deposition and explore how they change throughout a river's course. The process and impact of rejuvenation is also explored through the use of specific examples.6 & up.Mode of access: Internet.System requirements: FOD playback platform.Title from distributor's description.
Subjects: Educational films.; Internet videos.; Videorecording.; Fluvial geomorphology.;
© [2014], c2013., Films Media Group,
On-line resources: CGCC online access -- Part of the Films on Demand collection.;
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Tropical Geomorphology [electronic resource]. by Gupta, Avijit.(SAGE)1816668;
Cover; Tropical Geomorphology; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; PART I THE TROPICAL ENVIRONMENT; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Geomorphology in the tropics; 1.2 Traditional tropical geomorphology; 1.3 Modernisation of tropical geomorphology; 1.4 Structure of tropical geomorphology; 1.5 Structure of the book; 2 Geological framework of the tropical lands; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 A brief introduction to plate tectonics; 2.2.1 Divergent boundary; 2.2.2 Convergent boundary; 2.2.3 Transform fault boundary; 2.2.4 Plate tectonics and landforms; 2.3 Major landforms across the tropics2.4 Interrelationships: plate tectonics, landforms, erosion and sediment productionQuestions; 3 Tropical hydrology; 3.1 The tropical climate: a brief review; 3.2 Temperature; 3.3 Wind circulation; 3.4 Precipitation; 3.5 Tropical disturbances; 3.6 Miscellaneous factors; 3.7 Water balance; 3.8 Climate and geomorphology in the tropics; Questions; 4 Erosion and land cover in the tropics; 4.1 Erosion from tropical rainfall; 4.2 Distribution of natural vegetation in the tropics; 4.3 Tropical rain forests; 4.3.1 Passage of rainwater through tropical rain forest4.4 Tropical deciduous forests, grasslands and deserts4.5 Anthropogenic alteration of the tropical vegetation; Questions; PART II PROCESS GEOMORPHOLOGY IN THE TROPICS; 5 Weathering in the tropics; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Sub-processes of weathering: a brief review; 5.2.1 Physical weathering; 5.2.2 Chemical weathering with special reference to the humid tropics; 5.3 Products of weathering; 5.3.1 Weathering of common extrusive igneous rocks; 5.3.2 Weathering of common intrusive igneous rocks; 5.3.3 Weathering of sedimentary rocks; 5.3.4 Weathering of metamorphic rocks5.4. Weathering and vertical zonation5.5 Pans and crusts; 5.6 Effects of weathering; 5.7 Tropics and weathering; Questions; 6 Slopes: forms and processes; 6.1 Properties of a slope; 6.2 Mass movement on hillslopes; 6.2.1 Falls; 6.2.2 Slides; 6.2.3 Flows; 6.2.4 Creep; 6.3 Running water on hillslopes; 6.4 Storage and transfer of surficial material on tropical slopes; 6.4.1 Tropical rain forest slopes; 6.4.2 Steep slopes of hills and low mountains; 6.5 A general description of tropical slopes; Questions; 7 Rivers in the tropics; 7.1 Components of a river system; 7.2 Water in river channels7.3 Sediment in river channels7.4 Channel geometry; 7.4.1 Slope of the river; 7.4.2 Size of the river channel; 7.4.3 Shape of river channels; 7.4.4 Channel pattern; 7.5 Channel network and nodes; 7.6 River systems of the humid tropics; Questions; 8 Alluvial valleys; 8.1 Fluvial depositional environment; 8.2 The alluvial valley; 8.3 The channel alluvium; 8.4 Bars; 8.5 Floodplain; 8.6 Terrace; 8.7 Valley margins; 8.8 Sediment transfer along the valley axis; Questions; 9 Large rivers in the tropics; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Characteristics of a large river; 9.3 The Amazon9.3.1 The physical settingTextbook explaining modern concepts of geomorphology in the humid and arid tropics, for advanced students and researchers/environmental managers.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Geomorphology -- Tropics.; Geomorphology;
On-line resources: CGCC online access;
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Colour atlas of the surface forms of the earth / by Blume, Helmut,1920-(SAGE)1637853; Goudie, Andrew(SAGE)1642699; Gardner, Rita.(SAGE)1661519;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 138-139) and indexes.
Subjects: Landforms; Geomorphology;
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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Cracked Soils [electronic resource (video)] / by Films Media Group(SAGE)1996584; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)(SAGE)1984150; ABC International.;
Monitoring Water Movement (1:45) -- Soil is Like a Sponge (1:44)With water becoming an increasingly scarce resource in Australia, this video clip explores soil crack dynamics and how understanding them may provide better strategies for water conservation and crop irrigation.6 & up.System requirements: FOD playback platform.Mode of access: Internet.Title from distributor's description.
Subjects: Videorecording.; Internet videos.; Educational films.; Geomorphology; Soils;
© [2012], c2008., Films Media Group,
On-line resources: CGCC online access -- Part of the Films on Demand collection.;
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Landforms [electronic resource]. by Publishing, Britannica Educational.; Rafferty, John P.(SAGE)1603720;
BOOK COVER; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 THE DEVELOPMENT OF LANDFORMS; BASIC CONCEPTS AND CONSIDERATIONS; CONSTRAINTS ON MODERN LANDFORM THEORY; HISTORICAL SURVEY; LANDFORM THEORIES OF THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES; DAVIS'S EROSION CYCLE THEORY; THE GEOMORPHIC CONCEPTS OF PENCK AND KING; CLIMATIC MORPHOGENESIS; TECTONIC GEOMORPHOLOGY; CONSIDERATION OF UNIQUE LANDFORMS AND OTHER DISTINCTIVE TOPOGRAPHIC FEATURES; THEORETICAL OVERVIEW OF LANDFORM DEVELOPMENT; OROGENIC AND EPEIROGENIC MORPHOGENESIS; A UNIFIED LANDFORM THEORY; CHAPTER 2 MOUNTAINS; GEOMORPHIC CHARACTERISTICSTECTONIC PROCESSES THAT CREATE AND DESTROY MOUNTAIN BELTS AND THEIR COMPONENTSMECHANISMS THAT SUPPORT ELEVATED TERRAINS; TECTONIC PROCESSES THAT PRODUCE HIGH ELEVATIONS; TECTONIC PROCESSES THAT DESTROY ELEVATED TERRAINS; MAJOR TYPES OF MOUNTAIN BELTS; MOUNTAIN BELTS ASSOCIATED WITH VOLCANISM; MOUNTAIN BELTS ASSOCIATED WITH CRUSTAL SHORTENING; ALPINE- (OR HIMALAYAN-) TYPE BELTS; ANDEAN-TYPE BELTS; INTRACONTINENTAL MOUNTAIN BELTS; MAJOR MOUNTAIN BELTS OF THE WORLD; THE CIRCUM-PACIFIC SYSTEM; THE ALPINE-HIMALAYAN, OR TETHYAN, SYSTEM; RESIDUAL MOUNTAIN RANGES AND THERMALLY UPLIFTED BELTSCHAPTER 3 PLATEAUS AND VALLEYSPLATEAUS; GEOMORPHIC CHARACTERISTICS; FORMATIVE PROCESSES; GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION; VALLEYS; GEOMORPHIC CHARACTERISTICS; ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION; CHAPTER 4 STUCTURAL LANDFORMS; CAVES; CAVE TYPES; EVOLUTION AND DEMISE OF SOLUTION CAVES; GEOMORPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF SOLUTION CAVES; SOLUTION CAVE FEATURES; KARST TOPOGRAPHY; GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF KARST TERRAIN; VOLCANIC CAVES; TECTONIC CAVES; PEDIMENTS; SAND DUNES; GEOMORPHIC CHARACTERISTICS; FORMATION AND GROWTH OF DUNES; DUNE AND SHEET PATTERNS; FIXED DUNES IN SEMIARID REGIONS; CHAPTER 5 COASTAL LANDFORMSFACTORS AND FORCES IN THE FORMATION OF COASTAL FEATURESWAVES; LONGSHORE CURRENTS; RIP CURRENTS; TIDES; OTHER FACTORS AND PROCESSES; LANDFORMS OF EROSIONAL COASTS; SEA CLIFFS; WAVE-CUT PLATFORMS; SEA STACKS; SEA ARCHES; LANDFORMS OF DEPOSITIONAL COASTS; GENERAL COASTAL MORPHOLOGY; STRAND-PLAIN COASTS; BEACHES AND COASTAL DUNES; CHAPTER 6 GLACIAL LANDFORMS; GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS; TYPES OF GLACIERS; GLACIAL EROSION; GLACIAL DEPOSITION; EROSIONAL LANDFORMS; SMALL-SCALE FEATURES OF GLACIAL EROSION; EROSIONAL LANDFORMS OF VALLEY GLACIERS; EROSIONAL LANDFORMS OF CONTINENTAL GLACIERSDEPOSITIONAL LANDFORMSDEPOSITIONAL LANDFORMS OF VALLEY GLACIERS; DEPOSITIONAL LANDFORMS OF CONTINENTAL GLACIERS; PERIGLACIAL LANDFORMS; FELSENMEERS, TALUS, AND ROCK GLACIERS; PERMAFROST, PATTERNED GROUND, SOLIFLUCTION DEPOSITS, AND PINGOS; CHAPTER 7 TECTONIC LANDFORMS AND METEORITE CRATERS; TECTONIC LANDFORMS; SALT DOMES; TECTONIC BASINS AND RIFT VALLEYS; METEORITE CRATERS AS MEASURES OF GEOLOGIC ACTIVITY; THE IMPACT-CRATERING PROCESS; VARIATIONS IN CRATERS ACROSS THE SOLAR SYSTEM; METEORITE CRATERS AS MEASURES OF GEOLOGIC ACTIVITY; CONCLUSION; APPENDIX: SELECTED WORLD MOUNTAINS; GLOSSARYBIBLIOGRAPHYThe planet's natural dips and elevations, slopes and structures, stud the world's landscapes and enrich its panoramas. However, the Earth's landforms should not be viewed as anomalies in its topography; rather, they are often invaluable components of ecosystems and hold significant clues to the natural forces that fashion our environment. This comprehensive volume examines the various landforms-from mountains to caves to glaciers-that can be found across the globe. The processes that shape each formation are also detailed within these pages.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Geomorphology; Landforms;
© 2011., Britannica Educational Publishing,
On-line resources: CGCC online access;
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Introducing Geomorphology [electronic resource] : A Guide to Landforms and Processes by Harvey, Adrian.;
""Title page""; ""Contents""; ""List of illustrations and tables""; ""Preface""; ""1 Introduction to geomorphology""; ""2 Global-scale geomorphology""; ""3 Regional-scale geomorphology""; ""4 Local-scale geomorphology � process systems and landforms""; ""5 Timescales and landscape evolution""; ""6 Geomorphology and interactions with society""; ""Further reading""; ""Glossary""Geomorphology is the study of the earth's landforms and the processes that made the landscape look the way it does today. What we see when we look at a scenic view is the result of the interplay of the forces that shape the earth's surface. These operate on many different timescales and involve geological as well as climatic forces. Adrian Harvey introduces the varying geomorphological forces and differing timescales which thus combine: from the global, which shape continents and mountain ranges; through the regional, producing hills and river basins; to the local, forming beaches, glaciers an
Subjects: Electronic books.; Geology; Geomorphology; Landforms;
© 2012., Dunedin Academic Press,
On-line resources: CGCC online access;
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When Lightning Strikes [electronic resource (video)] / by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)(SAGE)1984150; Films Media Group(SAGE)1996584; National Geographic Television & Film(SAGE)1983302;
Tragedy by Lightning (2:50) -- Nature's Electricity (0:53) -- Struck by Lightning (2:09) -- When Lightning Strikes (3:09) -- Lightning: Creative Force (2:04) -- Storm Chaser Photographer (2:24) -- Lightning: Power, Beauty, and Danger (2:33)Although as many as 300 people are killed by lightning annually, some 700 victims actually survive the experience every year. This program gathers insight and information from a convention of lightning-strike survivors and goes on assignment with photographer Warren Faidley, who actually goes looking for electrical storms. Faidley acknowledges the danger of trying to capture his stunning, split-second images: each bolt of lightning can generate up to 200,000 amps of electricity and is more than five times hotter than the surface of the sun. Still, he knows of no better way to record the power and beauty of one of nature's most destructive forces.9 & up.Mode of access: Internet.System requirements: FOD playback platform.Title from distributor's description.
Subjects: Educational films.; Internet videos.; Videorecording.; Geomorphology; Photography, Artistic;
© [2010], c1992., Films Media Group,
On-line resources: CGCC online access -- Part of the Films on Demand collection.;
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World atlas of geomorphic features / by Snead, Rodman E.(SAGE)1637953;
Bibliography: p. 271-290.011004-90
Subjects: Geomorphology; Landforms;
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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In search of ancient Oregon : a geological and natural history / by Bishop, Ellen Morris,author.(SAGE)1891709;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-275) and index."In Search of Ancient Oregon" is a beautifully photographed, expertly written account of Oregon's fascinating geological story. Written by a passionate and professional geologist, "In Search of Ancient Oregon" is a book for all those interested in Oregon's landscapes and environments. It presents fine-art quality color photographs of well-known features such as Mount Hood, Crater Lake, and Cannon Beach, and scenic, not so well-known places such as Jordan Craters, Leslie Gulch, and Three-Fingered Jack. Each of the more than 220 stunning photographs is accompanied by readable text, presenting the story of how Oregon's diverse landscapes evolved?and what we may expect in the future. The combination of extraordinary photographs and the author's lucid explanations make this book both unique and essential for those curious about our own contemporary landscape.Oregon Book Awards: Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction, 2004.
Subjects: Geology; Geomorphology;
Available copies: 2 / Total copies: 2
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