Lecture 22 - Lecture 22 INTRODUCTION TO GEOMORPHOLOGY * The...

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Lecture 22 INTRODUCTION TO GEOMORPHOLOGY ** The science of landforms, their origin, evolution, form, and spatial distribution. -- The development and changes on the earth's surface over time. Basic Terms: Landform : individual element of a landscape Topography : Earth's ridges, valley's & other surface features Uniformitarianism : the idea that today’s processes are the same as they were in the past, and will be in the future Catastrophism : that some landforms are created by a single or series of catastrophic events Types of Landforms: 1) Eolian : those developed by wind 2) Fluvial : those developed by moving liquid water 3) Glacial : those developed by glacial ice(solid water) 4) Tectonic : developed by the rearrangement of the Earth's crust , driven by internal energy 5) Coastal : those developed by waves Landforms and systems change, but tend to be in some form of an equilibrium state , when viewed over geological time. 1)
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course GEOG 1111 taught by Professor Hopkins during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Lecture 22 - Lecture 22 INTRODUCTION TO GEOMORPHOLOGY * The...

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