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Chapter 5: Form, Process and Materials
Form, Process and Materials
Approaches to a central concept of form, process and materials have focused onprocesses, landform evolution, and climatic geomorphology. Although these developed separately until the late 20th century a more holistic approach has recently brought them together, especially fostered by multidisciplinary research. It is now appreciated that advances in macroscale geomorphology have enabled large-scale landform developments to complement small-scale process research. Using covering law models of explanation, it is possible to recognize geographical, geophysical macro geomorphology, and historical approaches
Landform is the subject matter for geomorphology as the landform science, so that it follows that a central concept is the relationship of landform, process and materials. Although manifested in various ways over the last one hundred and fifty years ...