Mid-Latitude Slope Deposits (Cover Beds), 1st Edition

  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0080932193
  • ISBN-13: 9780080932194
  • DDC: 551.436
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

  • Price:  Sign in for price



Slope deposits are common in any inclined relief. So-called cover beds may veil entire landscapes, in which case they are commonly overlooked or confused with soil horizons. This book focuses on these widespread deposits and discusses their properties, genesis, and age mainly in subdued mountains of Central Europe, where to date most research on the matter has been conducted. The ecological consequences of such slope deposits on soils, slope water dynamics, and slope failures are addressed. Finally, transfer of the cover-bed concept to other mid-latitude regions is attempted for the reconstruction of landscape evolution. This unique compilation, covering several decades of a facies-oriented approach to slope-deposit research, delivers deep insight into the wide field of research on cover beds and encourages researchers all over the world to take an in-depth look at the critical zone as to its possible stratified nature.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Subdued Mountains of Central Europe.
3: Influence of Cover Beds on Soils.
4: Influence of Cover Beds on Slope Hydrology.
5: Geotechnical Properties of Cover Beds.
6: Transferring the Concept of Cover Beds.
7: Relative Dating with Cover Beds.
8: Conclusions.