Introduction to Process Geomorphology

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It is a composite science, is the study of landforms including, in recent times especially, investigations into the processes that cause and alter the landforms. Geomorphology is practiced within physical geography, geology, geodesy, engineering geology, archaeology and geotechnical engineering. Importance of Geomorphology To understand geomorphological processes of various environment.

To detect natural and environmental hazards efficiently, e. To identify various landform features and landscapes To identify various landform features from satellite images Coastal and river research Vulnerability studies 7 8. The social relevance of geomorphology The study of the interactions between geomorphology and human activity.

Application of Geomorphic Knowledge Cont. According to H. Applications of Geomorphology 10 Subject matter Origin of the earth Geomorphic process Tectonic aspect 11 Subject matter Cont. Interior of the earth: composition and structure Earth surface: composition and structure Landform features Erosion and deposition Geological time scale Geomorphological theory 12 What are the processes work behind the landforms? Geomorphic Process The process responsible for the formation and alteration of the earth's surface.

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The physical and chemical interactions between the earth's surface and the natural forces acting upon it to produce landforms. The processes are determined by such natural environmental variables as geology, climate, vegetation and base level, to say nothing of human interference.

Thornbury : Principles of Geomorphology, pp. Agents of Change Wind activitiesRiver activities Glaciers activities Wave activities 19 Weathering ii. Transportation iv. Mass movement i. Faulting and Folding ii. Volcanism iii. Earthquake iv. Landslide v. Diastrophism vi.

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Terrestrial processes B. Extra-terrestrial processes, e. Terrestrial processes 1. Exogenetic Processes Endogenetic Processes 23 Exogenetic Processes Endogenetic Processes 24 In reality this is an ancient process, leading to the formation of stable slopes, differing in that sense from recurrent landslides on other slopes observed in the same region. This kind of study, which allows for the evaluation of slope stability, thus contributes indirectly to the preparation of hazard maps.

Moreover, as another valorization of their work, the authors estimate that the cambered slopes of the Soissonnais and the Tardenois deserve to be recognized as a geomorphosite, because of their remarkable character and their exemplary nature. Determining the predisposing and triggering factors of these events and mapping them are major stakes for both scientists and managers. Based on a dendro-geomorphological approach, the paper written by J.

Lopez-Saez et al. Results contribute in particular to establishing a precise chronology of the temporal occurrence and spatial distribution of hazards, which is a necessary prerequisite for risk evaluation and management.

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Choosing techniques and setting the surveillance network depends on the type of mass movement studied and the precision searched for. The paper written by C. Lissak et al. This type of study is all the more necessary as the landslide above-mentioned is located in a coastal area where important economic and human issues prevail, and as it can contribute in an effective way to the installation of an integrated monitoring system for a better protection of goods and people.

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Because of the increasing vulnerability of coastal areas faced with global changes e. This recent awareness strengthens the need for coastal line observation, risk area identification, and definition of pertinent indicators to measure erosion speed. The paper of P.

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