(Article of periodic en Russe - 1989)

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Energeticeskij podhod k analizu global'nogo rel'efa zemnoj poverhnosti Approche énergétique de l'étude du relief global de la surface terrestre (Inconnue)

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Relief is considered a necessary element of the Earth's surface energy balance being a kind of a secondary storage of the energy. In terms of energy the A. examines the assumption that the solid Earth surface elevations within the limits of continents are distributed accordingly to the " normal " law. The distribution however is proved to be normal only in the area of highest elevations, white as most part of continents (about 96 % of the area) the elevations distribution corresponds to the inverse hyperbolic sine, which means that the topographic masses posess the least quantity of the total potential energy relative to an average level. The energy approach considered to be promising for the development in the unified theory of the Earth's evolution. - (L'Ed.)


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorfologiâ / ISSN 0435-4281

Editor : Nauka, Moskva - RUSSIE, FEDERATION DE (1970)

Millesime : 1989, no2 [pp. 3-12]

Bibliographic references : 25 réf.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14585

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