1.10 Tectonism, Climate, and Geomorphology

@inproceedings{Orme2013110TC,
  title={1.10 Tectonism, Climate, and Geomorphology},
  author={A. R. Orme},
  year={2013}
}
This essay examines a basic premise of geomorphology, namely that landforms and land-forming processes reflect interactions between Earth's tectonic framework and its atmospheric canopy. Five themes are developed. First, tectonism and tectonic change are outlined in terms of changing tectonic concepts, plate mechanics, continental interiors (cratons, platform covers), and continental margins (passive, active). Second, climate forcing is reviewed by defining weather and climate, early notions of… Expand

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