The Rise and Fall of the Davisian Cycle of Erosion: Prelude, Fugue, Coda, and Sequel

  title={The Rise and Fall of the Davisian Cycle of Erosion: Prelude, Fugue, Coda, and Sequel},
  author={Antony R. Orme},
  journal={Physical Geography},
  pages={474 - 506}
  • A. R. Orme
  • Published 1 November 2007
  • Geology
  • Physical Geography
The Cycle of Erosion formulated by the American geographer William Morris Davis in the 1880s remained the dominant paradigm in geomorphology well into the 20th century, before it waned in response to improved understanding of Earth's crustal and surface behavior. The Davisian model sought to explain landforms in terms of structure, process, and stage. Following initial rapid tectonic uplift, landforms were presumed to evolve on a quiescent crust through stages of youth, maturity, and old age… 

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