Overview of Weathering and Soils Geomorphology

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Abstract

Weathering and soil geomorphology constitutes a specific subfield of earth surface processes, equally important in the process system in creating the surface landscape. While weathering and soils are of interest to a broad range of sciences, their role in geomorphology is specific and important. Weathering is the precursor to both chemical and mechanical erosion, thus important to the generation of sediments carried by other surface processes. Weathering is essential to the creation of soils. Weathering in all the cases is relevant to erosional and depositional landforms. However, specific in this volume are the landforms and landform processes dominated by weathering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTreatise on Geomorphology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
Volume4
ISBN (Print)9780080885223
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Climatic geomorphology
  • Geomorphology
  • Karst
  • Weathering
  • Weathering landforms
  • Weathering profiles

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    Pope, G. A. (2013). Overview of Weathering and Soils Geomorphology. In Treatise on Geomorphology (Vol. 4, pp. 1-11). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00056-7