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Landscapes and landforms of Belgium and Luxembourg, Alain Demoulin, editor

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Landscapes and landforms of Belgium and Luxembourg
Title
Landscapes and landforms of Belgium and Luxembourg
Statement of responsibility
Alain Demoulin, editor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides an informative and intriguing overview of the most scenic landscapes of Belgium and Luxembourg. Geodiversity is emphasized, for example the periglacial features in the Hautes Fagnes area, the planation surfaces in the Ardennes and Oesling, and the famous caves of Han/Lesse and Remouchamps. The book’s chief goals are to provide the reader with enjoyable and informative descriptions of the selected sites within their regional geographical and geological settings; to offer an up-to-date survey of the evolution of Belgium’s and Luxembourg’s landscape; and to share additional information on the cultural value of the respective sites wherever appropriate. The book is a richly illustrated reference work that makes accessible for the first time a wealth of information currently scattered among many national and regional journals. It will benefit earth scientists, environmental scientists, tourism geographers and conservationists alike."--
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Dewey number
551.4109493
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Demoulin, Alain,
Series statement
World geomorphological landscapes,
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  • Landscapes
  • Landforms
  • Landscapes
  • Landforms
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Landscapes and landforms of Belgium and Luxembourg, Alain Demoulin, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Series Editor Preface; Contents; Contributors; 1 Morphogenic Setting and Diversity of Processes and Landforms: The Geomorphological Regions of Belgium; Abstract; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Geomorphic Regions in Belgium and Luxembourg; 1.3 Geomorphological Themes; References; 2 An Introduction to the Geology of Belgium and Luxembourg; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The Caledonian Cycle: The Lower Paleozoic Inliers; 2.3 The Variscan Cycle; 2.3.1 The Lower Devonian Detrital Formations; 2.3.2 The Middle Devonian Mixed Carbonate-Detrital Formations
  • 2.3.3 The Upper Devonian Mixed Carbonate-Detrital Formations2.3.4 The Dinantian Carbonates; 2.3.5 The Namurian Detrital Formations; 2.3.6 The Westphalian Coal Measures; 2.3.7 The Variscan Orogeny; 2.4 The Post-orogenic Times; 2.5 The Homoclinal Triassic-Jurassic Series; 2.6 The Cretaceous Cover; 2.7 The Cenozoic; 2.8 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 3 The Climate of Belgium and Luxembourg; Abstract; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Main Climatic Features; 3.2.1 Temperature; 3.2.2 Precipitation; 3.2.3 Other Climatic Features; 3.3 Atmospheric Circulation; References
  • 4 Landscapes and Landforms of the Luxembourg Sandstone, Grand-Duchy of LuxembourgAbstract; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Geological and Geomorphological Background; 4.3 Luxembourg's Little Switzerland and the Wolfsschlucht (Wolf's Gorge); 4.3.1 Cliff and Gorge Formation; 4.3.2 Overview of Weathering Structures in the Sandstone; 4.3.2.1 Large Open Fissures; 4.3.2.2 Dissolution in Calcareous Beds; 4.3.2.3 Elliptical Cavities in the Sandstone; 4.3.2.4 Honeycomb Weathering; 4.3.2.5 Differential Weathering and Erosion; 4.3.2.6 Crust Formation; 4.3.2.7 Rock Overhangs in Creek Valleys
  • 4.4 Luxembourg City in Its Natural Landscape4.5 Conclusion; References; 5 Erosion Surfaces in the Ardenne-Oesling and Their Associated Kaolinic Weathering Mantle; Abstract; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Weathering Mantles; 5.2.1 Geographical and Geological Setting; 5.2.2 Characterization and Dating of Key Ardennian Saprolites; 5.3 Erosion Surfaces in the Ardenne and Oesling; 5.3.1 Geographical and Geological Setting; 5.3.2 Shape and Characteristics of an Erosion Surface; 5.3.3 Identifying an Erosion Surface; 5.3.4 Erosion Surfaces of the Hautes Fagnes Plateau; 5.3.5 Dating a Surface
  • 5.3.6 The Whole Picture: Stepped Surfaces of the Ardenne-Oesling5.4 Erosion Surfaces, Tectonic Uplift, and Denudation Rates in the Ardenne-Oesling; 5.5 Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 6 A Unique Boulder-Bed Reach of the Amblève River, Ardenne, at Fonds de Quarreux: Modes of Boulder Transport; Abstract; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Geographical and Geological Settings; 6.3 The Fonds de Quarreux Boulder-Bed Stream Reach; 6.4 Modes of Boulder Transport; 6.4.1 Provenance of the Blocks; 6.4.2 Hydraulic Transport Under Temperate- and Cold-Period Hydrodynamic Conditions
Control code
on1002206302
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319582399
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-58239-9
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002206302
Label
Landscapes and landforms of Belgium and Luxembourg, Alain Demoulin, editor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Series Editor Preface; Contents; Contributors; 1 Morphogenic Setting and Diversity of Processes and Landforms: The Geomorphological Regions of Belgium; Abstract; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Geomorphic Regions in Belgium and Luxembourg; 1.3 Geomorphological Themes; References; 2 An Introduction to the Geology of Belgium and Luxembourg; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The Caledonian Cycle: The Lower Paleozoic Inliers; 2.3 The Variscan Cycle; 2.3.1 The Lower Devonian Detrital Formations; 2.3.2 The Middle Devonian Mixed Carbonate-Detrital Formations
  • 2.3.3 The Upper Devonian Mixed Carbonate-Detrital Formations2.3.4 The Dinantian Carbonates; 2.3.5 The Namurian Detrital Formations; 2.3.6 The Westphalian Coal Measures; 2.3.7 The Variscan Orogeny; 2.4 The Post-orogenic Times; 2.5 The Homoclinal Triassic-Jurassic Series; 2.6 The Cretaceous Cover; 2.7 The Cenozoic; 2.8 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 3 The Climate of Belgium and Luxembourg; Abstract; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Main Climatic Features; 3.2.1 Temperature; 3.2.2 Precipitation; 3.2.3 Other Climatic Features; 3.3 Atmospheric Circulation; References
  • 4 Landscapes and Landforms of the Luxembourg Sandstone, Grand-Duchy of LuxembourgAbstract; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Geological and Geomorphological Background; 4.3 Luxembourg's Little Switzerland and the Wolfsschlucht (Wolf's Gorge); 4.3.1 Cliff and Gorge Formation; 4.3.2 Overview of Weathering Structures in the Sandstone; 4.3.2.1 Large Open Fissures; 4.3.2.2 Dissolution in Calcareous Beds; 4.3.2.3 Elliptical Cavities in the Sandstone; 4.3.2.4 Honeycomb Weathering; 4.3.2.5 Differential Weathering and Erosion; 4.3.2.6 Crust Formation; 4.3.2.7 Rock Overhangs in Creek Valleys
  • 4.4 Luxembourg City in Its Natural Landscape4.5 Conclusion; References; 5 Erosion Surfaces in the Ardenne-Oesling and Their Associated Kaolinic Weathering Mantle; Abstract; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Weathering Mantles; 5.2.1 Geographical and Geological Setting; 5.2.2 Characterization and Dating of Key Ardennian Saprolites; 5.3 Erosion Surfaces in the Ardenne and Oesling; 5.3.1 Geographical and Geological Setting; 5.3.2 Shape and Characteristics of an Erosion Surface; 5.3.3 Identifying an Erosion Surface; 5.3.4 Erosion Surfaces of the Hautes Fagnes Plateau; 5.3.5 Dating a Surface
  • 5.3.6 The Whole Picture: Stepped Surfaces of the Ardenne-Oesling5.4 Erosion Surfaces, Tectonic Uplift, and Denudation Rates in the Ardenne-Oesling; 5.5 Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 6 A Unique Boulder-Bed Reach of the Amblève River, Ardenne, at Fonds de Quarreux: Modes of Boulder Transport; Abstract; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Geographical and Geological Settings; 6.3 The Fonds de Quarreux Boulder-Bed Stream Reach; 6.4 Modes of Boulder Transport; 6.4.1 Provenance of the Blocks; 6.4.2 Hydraulic Transport Under Temperate- and Cold-Period Hydrodynamic Conditions
Control code
on1002206302
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319582399
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-58239-9
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002206302

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