Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology

1st Edition

Siddan Anbazhagan, S.K. Subramanian, XIAOJUN YANG

CRC Press
Published March 31, 2017
Reference - 397 Pages - 162 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138074453 - CAT# K34008

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Summary

With recent innovations in the arena of remote sensing and geographic information systems, the use of geoinformatics in applied geomorphology is receiving more attention than ever. Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology examines how modern concepts, technologies, and methods in geoinformatics can be used to solve a wide variety of applied geomorphologic problems, such as characterization of arid, coastal, fluvial, aeolian, glacial, karst, and tectonic landforms; natural hazard zoning and mitigations; petroleum exploration; and groundwater exploration and management.

Using case studies to illustrate concepts and methods, this book covers:

  • Arid environments, such as the Thar desert, West Texas, the Qatar Peninsula, and the Dead Sea areas
  • Coastal shoreline changes in Kuwait
  • Coastal zone management in India
  • Estuarine bathymetric study of Tampa Bay, Florida
  • Fluvial landforms of the Elbe river basin, Germany
  • Subsurface coastal geomorphology and coastal morphological changes due to tsunamis in the East coast of India
  • The Himalayas, Jammu & Kashmir, Western Ghats, and Precambrian terrain of South India

The result of extensive research by an interdisciplinary team of contributors, Geoinformatics in Applied Geomorphology is designed for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of geomorphology, geological engineering, geography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems.

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