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Chapter 11: Process-Form Models
The interaction of process and landform is central to geomorphic investigations and a series of concepts have been associated with the models of landscape development suggested over the last century. Process investigations were enhanced by considering the way in which specific landscape features are related toprocesses, as illustrated by grade, characteristic angles, drainage density and river channel capacity Technique developments, especially of cosmogenic dating, have revitalized some earlier models. The complex response concept affords the reconciliation of alternative landscape histories, and a panoply of models is now becoming available offering opportunities to realize the objectives of the original qualitative approaches.
Investigations of Earth-forming processes inevitably led towards a consideration of whether there are landforms that are characteristic of particular areas or process ...