Geomorphological Fluid Mechanics

  • N. J. Balmforth
  • A. Provenzale

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 582)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Fundamentals: Methods, Materials and Metaphors

    1. N.J. Balmforth, A. Provenzale, J.A. Whitehead
      Pages 3-33
    2. N. J. Balmforth, R. V. Craster
      Pages 34-51
    3. Y. Wang, K. Hutter
      Pages 79-107
  3. Hot

    1. R. W. Griffiths, J. A. Whitehead
      Pages 111-137
    2. N. J. Balmforth, A. S. Burbidge, R. V. Craster
      Pages 164-187
    3. A.W. Woods
      Pages 188-208
  4. Cold

    1. J.S. Wettlaufer
      Pages 211-217
    2. A. Biancotti, M. Motta
      Pages 218-226
    3. D.R. Baral, K. Hutter
      Pages 227-278
    4. S.B. Savage
      Pages 279-318
    5. C. Ancey
      Pages 319-338
  5. Dirty

    1. N.J. Balmforth, A. Provenzale
      Pages 369-393
    2. G. Seminara
      Pages 394-402
    3. A. C. Fowler
      Pages 430-454
    4. G. Seminara, S. Lanzoni, M. Bolla Pittaluga, L. Solari
      Pages 455-499
    5. C.C. Mei, T. Hara, J. Yu
      Pages 500-527
    6. C. Ancey
      Pages 528-547
    7. C. C. Mei, K.-F. Liu, M. Yuhi
      Pages 548-577
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 579-579

About this book


Geomorphology deals with some of the most striking patterns of nature. From mountain ranges and mid-ocean ridges, to river networks and sand dunes, there is a whole family of forms, structures, and shapes that demand rationalization as well as mathematical description. In the various chapters of this volume, many of these patterns will be explored and discussed, and attempts will be made to both unravel the reasons for their very existence and to describe their dynamics in quantitative terms. Particular focus will be on lava and mud flows, ice and snow dynamics, river and coastal morphodynamics and landscape formation. Combining a pedagogical approach with up-to-date reviews of forefront research, this volume will serve both postgraduate students and lecturers in search of advanced textbook material, and experienced researchers wishing to get acquainted with the various physical and mathematical approaches in a range of closely related research fields.


Geomorphology Iceberg convection dynamics fluid mechanics geophysics granular matter material mud flow pattern formation sand dunes transport

Editors and affiliations

  • N. J. Balmforth
    • 1
  • A. Provenzale
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of California at Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA
  2. 2.Istituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del ClimaCNRTorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42968-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45670-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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