Geohazard-associated Geounits

Atlas and Glossary

  • L. A. Rivard

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Science book sub series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-15
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lambert A. Rivard
      Pages 1-4
  3. User’s Guide to the Atlas and Glossary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lambert A. Rivard
      Pages 1-6
  4. Classification of Geohazard-Related Geounits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lambert A. Rivard
      Pages 1-11
  5. Data Sets of the Atlas and Glossary of the Geounits and Variants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lambert A. Rivard
      Pages 1-178
    3. Lambert A. Rivard
      Pages 1-130
    4. Lambert A. Rivard
      Pages 1-99
    5. Lambert A. Rivard
      Pages 1-92
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1-2

About this book


Globally there has been a marked increase in both the frequency and cost of natural disasters occurring due to geological, hydrological and meteorological causes. According to the United States National Academy of Sciences losses caused by natural disasters have quadrupled in the last twenty years. This book, conceived as a technical manual deals with various aspects of geohazards - using photogeology and remote sensing. It is unique in that the succinct text supports the illustrations, and is aimed at geoscience professionals and university students, devised as a quick-reference standardized presentation of 177 globally occurring photo-geomorphological units and an equal number of variants derived from a comprehensive image-resolvable and ordered genetic classification of geounits. The selected geounits are uniquely classed and identified as either agents of, or susceptible to, one or more of the 14 general types of geohazards. The data set of each geounit systematically integrates characterizing graphics, ground- and air- perspective photos to introduce interpreted aerospace mono/stereoscopic photos and images demonstrating their detectability and mappability.


Civil Engineering Earth System Science Engineering Geology Environmental Geology Environmental Science Geoecology/Natural Processes Geomorphology Physical Geography Physical Geology atlas geoscience remote sensing

Authors and affiliations

  • L. A. Rivard
    • 1
  1. 1.St. LambertCanada

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