8. Essential Design Elements for Slope Forms and Landforms

  1. Horst J. Schor Principal1 and
  2. Donald H. Gray PhD Professor (Emeritus) of Civil and Environmental Engineering2

Published Online: 11 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470259900.ch8

Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration

Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration

How to Cite

Schor, H. J. and Gray, D. H. (2008) Essential Design Elements for Slope Forms and Landforms, in Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470259900.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    H. J. Schor Consulting, USA

  2. 2

    The University of Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471721796

Online ISBN: 9780470259900

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Keywords:

  • erosion and mass wasting;
  • topographic features and runoff patterns;
  • seasonal rainfall regimes;
  • Pyramid- and cone-shaped slope-face elements;
  • Convex Ridges and Concave-Foot Slopes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Natural Landscape Elements

  • Basic Slope Forms—“The Architecture of Slopes”

  • The Rock Element as Part of the Natural Landscape

  • Reference