Overview of Weathering and Soils Geomorphology

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Abstract

Weathering (rock decay) 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—denudation, 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
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780128182352
ISBN (Print)9780128182345
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Climatic geomorphology
  • Geomorphology
  • Karst
  • Rock decay
  • Weathering
  • Weathering landforms and weathering profiles

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