10. Slope Systems

  1. David S. G. Thomas
  1. John Wainwright1 and
  2. Richard E. Brazier2

Published Online: 13 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470710777.ch10

Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, Third Edition

Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, Third Edition

How to Cite

Wainwright, J. and Brazier, R. E. (2011) Slope Systems, in Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, Third Edition (ed D. S. G. Thomas), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470710777.ch10

Editor Information

  1. School of Geography and Environment, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK

  2. 2

    School of Geography, University of Exeter, The Queen's Drive, Exeter EX4 4QJ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470519080

Online ISBN: 9780470710777

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Keywords:

  • slope systems, understanding slope systems - in geomorphology and arid-zone geomorphology;
  • slope systems, evaluation - linkages between process and form;
  • nine-unit hillslope form model - of Dalrymple, Blong and Conacher (1968);
  • first-order control of processes - due to climate and climate variability;
  • badlands, on unconsolidated - or weakly consolidated bedrock, marls and recent alluvium;
  • surface-lowering rates - on badlands, estimation using erosion pins;
  • rock slopes, geological substrates - exposed via processes, water and wind erosion;
  • desert caprocks, overlying - and erodible sandstone substrates;
  • badlands and rock slopes, similar - bedrock surfaces in drylands;
  • interactions between processes - evolution of spatial variability in slope form

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Badlands

  • Rock slopes

  • Conclusion

  • References