Baker, Victor R. Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
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The study of landforms, including the description, classification, origin, development, and history of planetary surface features. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of the erosional and depositional features of the Earth's surface. However, geomorphologists also study primary relief elements formed by movements of the Earth's crust, topography on the seafloor and on other planets, and applications of geomorphic information to problems in environmental engineering. See also: Depositional systems and environments; Environmental engineering; Erosion
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