The plate tectonics revolution in the earth sciences has provided a valuable new framework for understanding long-term landform development. This innovative text provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of global geomorphology, with the emphasis placed on large-scale processes and phenomena. Integrating global tectonics into the study of landforms and incorporating planetary geomorphology as a major component the author discusses the impact of climatic change and the role of catastrophic events on landform genesis and includes a comprehensive study of surface geomorphic processes.In Figure 19.28 most of the larger earth-like planets and moons of the Solar System are plotted in a three-dimensional diagram, the axes of ... This page intentionally left blank This page 506 Extraterrestrial landforms 19.8 Global geomorphology.
|Author||:||Michael A. Summerfield|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2014-05-12|