Anthropogenic Geomorphology: A Guide to Man-made Landforms by József Szabó (auth.), József Szabó, Lóránt Dávid, Dénes

By József Szabó (auth.), József Szabó, Lóránt Dávid, Dénes Lóczy (eds.)

Today, human impression at the surroundings, and particularly at the Earth’s floor, is clear. We more and more face the results of our interventions, and we needs to pay extra realization to the broader affects of our actions, which come with every thing from the extraction of fossil fuels to the impact of tourism. Anthropogenic geomorphology, because the learn of how guy impacts his actual atmosphere, has as a result built speedily as a self-discipline in fresh decades.

This quantity offers tips to scholars discussing the fundamental themes of anthropogenic geomorphology. The chapters disguise either its process, and its connections with different sciences, in addition to the way in which the topic can give a contribution to dealing with useful difficulties. The booklet represents all fields of geomorphology, giving an creation to the variety of the self-discipline via examples taken from quite a number contexts and sessions, and targeting examples from Europe.

It is not any twist of fate that anthropogenic geomorphology has been gaining floor inside geomorphology itself. Its effects boost not just the theoretical improvement of the technological know-how yet could be utilized on to social and fiscal matters. around the globe, anthropogenic geomorphology is an imperative and increasing a part of the Earth sciences curricula in larger schooling, making this quantity well timed and relevant.

Key issues: Anthropogenic Geomorphology - Dynamic equilibrium – Environmentalism - Geomorphic methods - Human impression - Man-made landforms

József Szabó is Professor Emeritus on the division of actual Geography and Geoinformatics, college of Debrecen. he's President of the Hungarian Geographical Society, a Corresponding Member of the CERG (Strasbourg) and a Member of the foreign Landslide study crew (Palo Alto, California). His learn fields are mass events and different geomorphological approaches, land evaluate, anthropogenic geomorphology, geomorphological dangers, and historical past of actual geography.

Lóránt Dávid is a school professor and Head of the dep. of Tourism and neighborhood improvement at Károly Róbert university, Gyöngyös. He has longstanding educating and learn event within the fields of anthropogenic geomorphology, environmental safeguard, tourism, and local improvement, and has labored as knowledgeable in a couple of govt programs.

Dénes Lóczy is an affiliate professor, Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences on the college of Pécs. From 2001 to 2005 he used to be Secretary of the overseas organization of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG). He has tested and chairs a operating crew on Human influence at the panorama (HILS). His learn pursuits are land assessment, land use experiences, floodplain geomorphology, and panorama rehabilitation.

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Such systems are called natural (bio) ecosystems in ecology. 44 P. Csorba In Europe, only the northernmost, subarctic and high mountainous landscape sections of small extension can be classified into this category. Most of the national parks are excluded. g. by the impact of acidic deposition influencing weathering and modifying debris generation). Locally, mining activity, transhumance animal husbandry, recently tourism has increasingly become the main factor of environmental disruption. In addition, the exploitation of energy sources, ores, mineral resources and construction materials has a direct modifying impact on topography, such as on the Kola Peninsula (phosphates), around Kiruna (iron ore) or Vorkuta (coal).

2 – Hooke 1988). g. migration, cut-offs Flooding External natural Climate change (changes in discharge) River regulation, channelization Water abstraction Waste disposal Direct human Indirect human Irrigation Drainage, especially agricultural Land use change (especially deforestation or afforestation) Urbanization and roads Mining Agricultural practices Consequences on the environment and society Destruction of structures, loss of amenity value, navigation difficulties, boundary disputes Destruction of structures and communications, danger to life and property, destruction of crops, interruption of activities, drainage difficulties Problems in water supply, vegetation change, land use change Damage mitigation but need for permanent maintenance Problems in water distribution Deteriorating ecological conditions, loss of amenity value, decrease in fish stocks Soil salinization Groundwater alterations, vegetation and land use changes Accelerated soil erosion, channel sedimentation, increased flood hazard Growing extremities in discharge, channel sedimentation Channel sedimentation, deteriorating ecological conditions Drought, soil salinization 3 Anthropogenic Geomorphology in Environmental Management 31 management.

This is, in certain cases, rather obvious and easy to define; however requires detailed analysis in others in order to classify given forms. The researchers’ work is aggravated by the complicated, ‘network-type’ 20 A. e. an impact on any single physical element induces a number of indirect impacts on other factors. 4 is a review on some related principles. 4 Indirect Human Impacts on Physical Systems Landforms can be regarded as elements of physical geographical systems. Before the emergence of humans, the factors of physical geographical systems were topography (landforms), water (surface and underground), air/climate, rocks, soil and the biota.

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