Mathematical Geomorphology

An abbreviated English edition of
"Computer Geomorphology"
(or Theoretical Geomorphology)
written in Japanese

by Takeshi Mizutani
199p., 2007,
Kokon Shoin, Tokyo
The present work is an abbreviation of "Computer Geomorphology"in Japanese, centering mainly around figures and basic equations used for digital simulations. The pupose is to clarify physical geomorphic processes by means of reproducing major landforms numerically in a computer. The validity of the reproduced landforms is confirmed by morphological properties of real and experimaental landforms.

1. Landform Analysis
 1.1 Geomorphic Agents
 1.2 Basic Equations
 1.3 Morphometric Measurement
 1.4 Statistical Analysis
 1.5 Laboratory Experiment
 1.6 Numerical Simulation
2. Landforms Made by Running Water
 2.1 Geomorphic Action of Running Water
 2.2 Longitudinal Profile of Slopes and Valleys
 2.3 Alluvial Fans
 2.4 River Terraces
 2.5 Drainage Basin and Stream Network
 2.6 Flood
3. Landforms Made by Wave and Current
 3.1 Geomorphic Action of Wave and Current
 3.2 Rocky Coast
 3.3 Marine Terraces
 3.4 Deltas
 3.5 Tsunami
4. Landforms Made by Wind
 4.1 Geomorphic Action of Wind
 4.2 Sand Dunes
 4.3 Storm Surge
5. Landforms Made by Glacier
 5.1 Geomorphic Action of Glacier
 5.2 Glacial Cirques
 5.3 Periglacial Landforms
6. Landforms Made by Mass Wasting
 6.1 Direct Geomorphic Action of Gravity
 6.2 Debris cones
 6.3 Deformation due to Dead Load
7. Landforms Made by Tectonic Processes
 7.1 Crustal Movement
 7.2 Isostasy
 7.3 Fault
 7.4 Seismic Ground Vibration
8. Landforms Made by Volcanic Activity
 8.1 Volcanic Eruption
 8.2 Longitudinal Profile of Volcanoes
 8.3 Volcanic Mudflow 

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