(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

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The rise and fall of the Davisian cycle of erosion : prelude, fugue, coda, and sequel

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The Cycle of Erosion formulated by the American geographer W.M. Davis in 1880s remained the dominant paradigm in geomorphology well into the 20th century, before it waned in response to improved understanding of Earth's crustal and surface behavior. In recent years, resurrection of the concept of isostasy, defined by Dutton but ignored by Davis, has led to the formulation of a more realistic but more complex model, briefly introduced here, in which landforms may be viewed as responses to more-or-less continuous interaction between tectonic activity, subaerial denudation, and isostatic adjustment


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 28, no6 [pp. 474-506]

Bibliographic references : 9 p.

Collation : Illustration ;



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