geomorphology

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n geomorphology the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n geomorphology The morphology of the earth; the study of the form of the earth's surface features and of their origin.
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Usage


In science:

We derive a phenomenological continuum saltation model for aeolian sand transport that can serve as an efficient tool for geomorphological applications.
A Continuum Saltation Model for Sand Dunes
An application of sand flux relations are geomorphological problems, where they are used to calculate the erosion rate from the wind shear stress in order to predict the evolution of a free sand surface or dune.
A Continuum Saltation Model for Sand Dunes
In section VI we present a reduced “minimal model” that can easily be applied to geomorphological problems.
A Continuum Saltation Model for Sand Dunes
Finally, we simplify the model in order to arrive at a minimal model that can easily be applied to geomorphological problems.
A Continuum Saltation Model for Sand Dunes
We want to emphasize that our most important result for geomorphological applications is Eq.(46), which extends a common saturated flux law by incorporating saturation transients.
A Continuum Saltation Model for Sand Dunes
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