Karst Environments: Karren Formation in High Mountains by Márton VeressKarst Environments: Karren Formation in High Mountains by Márton Veress

Karst Environments: Karren Formation in High Mountains

byMárton Veress

Hardcover | February 12, 2010

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With a focus on karren formation in high mountains, and specifically in the European Alps, this text summarizes the scientific results of systematic observations made during field trips, as well as the interpretation, using modern analytical methods, of the data collected. Márton Veress, who has been working in different types of karren landscapes for more than fifteen years, presents the conditions and processes of high mountain karren formation as well as the properties of karren features. The book analyzes karren phenomena, their development, and their formation under different environmental conditions.Introductory chapters provide an overview of karren formations, in addition to charting the history of research into karst environments at high altitude. The author then provides details of the sampling sites and the localities he has studied, and experimental procedures undertaken. After covering the details of the age and rate of karren form development, Veress gives an in-depth explanation of the general characteristics of high mountain karren formations. The text then provides an overview of morphogenetic types of karren formations as well as karren assemblages, and an explanation of karren belts on slopes, emphasizing the key reconstruction role they play in slope development. The final chapters describe coalescing types and their origin, offer the reader a detailed description of karren cells and their characteristic features, and analyze the relationship between different karren formations.
Title:Karst Environments: Karren Formation in High MountainsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pagesPublished:February 12, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048135494

ISBN - 13:9789048135493

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2.Major Characteristics of High Mountain Karstification.- 3. Karren Features.- 4. Karren Assemblages.- 5.Local Karren Belts.- 6. Coalescing of Karren Forms.- 7. Karren Cells.- 8. Relationship between the Levels of Karren Formation in Various High Mountain Environments.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The volume is a summary of observations during 15 years of field trips to the European Alps and results and interpretation of the data collected. . Explanations are clear and well-written. The numerous illustrations and colored plates add greater understanding of the topics discussed. . an excellent guide for professionals, researchers, graduate students and university professors. . serve as a future reference for studies in this type of karst. It also provides very detailed information and many research method examples which are easy to follow."­­­ (Natascha Wahlberg Macías, Carbonates and Evaporites, Vol. 25, July, 2010)