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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

A tale of two scales, or the two geomorphologies

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SUMMERFIELD M.A. ;

Abstract

Since the 1960s the analysis of small-scale surface processes has been the dominant approach in geomorphology. It has recently been acknowledged that small-scale, surface process geomorphology alone is unable to provide an understanding of long-term landscape development, both because of the significance of tectonics, and because of the important role of contingency at the large temporal and spatial scales involved. Here, the A. focuses on the new techniques and modelling approaches that are revolutionizing landscape evolution studies. Two distinct communities of researchers have emerged concerned with different scales of landform analysis, but the progress of geomorphology will be best served by greater interaction between them

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Transactions - Institute of British Geographers / ISSN 0020-2754 / CODEN IBGTAE

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1965)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 30, no4 [pp. 402-415]

Bibliographic references : 78 ref.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3702

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