CGRG Handbooks

A Handbook of Geophysical Techniques for Geomorphic and Environmental Research

“A Handbook of Geophysical Techniques for Geomorphic and Environmental Research”, is now available as Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 3731 (125 p.). The handbook is an expanded version of a document provided to participants at a workshop at Queen’s University in the fall of 1997.
The handbook comprises an introduction by the compiler, Bob Gilbert, and five chapters summarizing different geophysical techniques: (1) electromagnetic methods (Christoph Hyde and Larry Dyke); (2) land-based shallow seismic methods (Susan Pullan and James Hunter); (3) borehole geophysical logging methods (James Hunter, Marten Douma, and Ron Good); (4) ground penetrating radar (Stephen Robinson and Yves Michaud); and (5) subaquatic acoustical techniques (Robert Gilbert).

The manual can be purchased through the Geological Survey of Canada Bookstore toll-free at 1-888-252-4301.

Recent Publications in Canadian Geomorphology

The CGRG regularly posts a bulletin on the CANGEORG listserver entitled Recent Publications in Canadian Geomorphology. The citations recorded in these postings are archived in the CGRG Bibliography of Canadian Geomorphology, where they form part of searchable database that presently contains almost 16,000 records.

Miscellaneous Publications in Canadian Geomorphology

Bibliography – Canadian Subaerial Channelized Debris Flows

The Bibliography – Canadian Subaerial Channelized Debris Flows was compiled by Doug F. VanDine (VanDine Geological Engineering Limited; 267 Wildwood Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8S 3W2) and is complete up to September 30, 2000. The bibliography focuses on Canadian publications characterizing subaerial channelized debris flows (or simply “debris flows”) which are defined as a type of landslide that involve(s) water saturated, predominantly coarse-grained inorganic and organic material flowing rapidly down a steep, subaerial, confined pre-existing channel.

The bibliography is divided into a number of thematic sections including an alphabetical presentation, single debris flow/creek studies/reports; regional studies/reports, general papers/review papers, initiation: conditions, frequencies; transportation and deposition/debris fans, rheology, sedimentology, runout, study methodology, mitigation, theses, field guides/field trips forestry-related studies/reports, debris flows mentioned in regional/general landslide, studies/reports, consulting reports and/or government internal reports and by geographical region.

The bibliography is available as a downloadable Adobe Acrobat file as the Bibliography – Canadian Subaerial Channelized Debris Flows.


Gravel Bed Rivers: Processes, Tools, Environmentsedited by Micheal Church, Pascale Biron, and Andre Roy, presents a definitive review of current knowledge of gravel-bed rivers, derived from the 7th International Gravel-bed Rivers Workshop, the 5-yearly meeting of the world’s leading authorities in the field.

Each chapter in the book has been specifically commissioned to represent areas in which recent progress has been made in the field. The topics covered also represent a coherent progression through the principal areas of the subject (hydraulics; sediment transport; river morphology; tools and methods; applications of science).

  • Definitive review of the current knowledge of gravel-bed rivers
  • Coverage of both fundamental and applied topics
  • Edited by leading academics with contributions from key researchers
  • Thoroughly edited for quality and consistency to provide coherent and logical progression through the prinicipal areas of the subject.

The editors of this volume have graciously donated the profits from sales to the general revenue of the CGRG. The extra revenue would likely be spent supporting student travel to conferences and meetings.