Geomorphology: the study of landforms, their origins, evolution, form and distribution.
The lithosphere is the outer shell of the earth, consisting of soil and geological formations. The earth is made up of different section: the core, the inner core, the outer core and the crust. Study of the lithosphere is primarily concerned with the crust.
The two sets of forces which shape the earth’s crust are tectonic forces (continental drift and plate movement at a smaller scale), and gradational forces (weathering, erosion, deposition and mass movement).
Landforms can be shaped in a number of ways:
· By water – through the processes of hydraulic action, abrasion, and corrosion
· By wind – through the processes of abrasion and deflation
· By ice – through continual erosion and deposition, abrasion.
Define the following: hydraulic action, abrasion, corrosion, deflation.
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