- RGS-IBG book series
- INTRODUCTION: The aims of this volume -- Terminology, definitions and peatland geomorphology -- The geography of blanket mire complexes -- Patterns of peat erosion in space and time -- Causes of peat erosion -- A brief history of the evolution of peatland geomorphology -- Structure of this volume and the peat landsystem model -- THE HYDROLOGY OF UPLAND PEATLANDS: Controls on water movement in peat landsystems -- Geomorphology and the hydrology of upland peatlands -- SEDIMENT PRODUCTION: Sediment production as a control on catchment sediment flux -- Evidence from field observation -- Evidence from controlled experiments -- Timescales of sediment supply -- FLUVIAL PROCESSES AND PEAT EROSION: Gully erosion of blanket peat -- Erosion and transport of peat in perennial stream channels -- Sediment yield -- SLOPE PROCESSES AND MASS MOVEMENTS: Peat-covered hillslopes -- Morphology of rapid peat mass movements -- Mechanism of peat failure -- Significance of surface hydrology in peat failures -- Stability analysis and modelling of peat mass movements -- The changing frequency of peat mass movements over time -- Summary and overall framework -- WIND EROSION PROCESSES: The general significance of wind erosion in upland peatlands -- Mechanisms and processes of wind erosion -- Direct measurements of wind erosion of peat -- Significance of dry conditions and drought for wind erosion -- PEAT EROSION FORMS - FROM LANDSCAPE TO MICRO-RELIEF: Rationale and introduction -- Macroscale - region/catchment scale -- Mesoscale - slope catena scale -- Microscale - material structure scale -- Linking the geomorphological and the ecohydrological -- SEDIMENT DYNAMICS, VEGETATION AND LANDSCAPE CHANGE: The effect of peatland dynamics on long-term sediment budgets -- Re-vegetation of eroding peatlands -- Controls and mechanisms of natural re-vegetation -- Stratigraphic evidence of erosion and re-vegetation -- The future of blanket peat sediment systems -- Changes in pollution -- Climate change impacts -- Relative importance of peat erosion in wider upland sediment budgets -- IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS: Implications of widespread peat erosion -- Upland peatland erosion and carbon budgets -- Release of stored contaminants from eroding peatlands -- Restoration of eroded upland peatlands.
- 9781405115070 (hardcover : alk. paper) and 1405115076 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -250) and indexes.
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