Geomorphology

Definition

Geomorphology is the study of landforms and landscapes on Earth and other planets, and the processes that shape them. This discipline is primarily concerned with the erosion and deposition of rock and sediments by wind and water, but also includes the creation of topography through tectonics.

Latest Research and Reviews

  • Research |

    A network of parallel ridges on the northwestern border of Sputnik Planitia on Pluto are the traces of debris material deposited by a glaciation of icy nitrogen that happened early in Pluto’s history, and left there once the N2 ice disappeared by sublimation.

    • Oliver L. White
    • , Jeffrey M. Moore
    • , Alan D. Howard
    • , William B. McKinnon
    • , James T. Keane
    • , Kelsi N. Singer
    • , Tanguy Bertrand
    • , Stuart J. Robbins
    • , Paul M. Schenk
    • , Bernard Schmitt
    • , Bonnie J. Buratti
    • , S. Alan Stern
    • , Kimberly Ennico
    • , Cathy B. Olkin
    • , Harold A. Weaver
    • , Leslie A. Young
    • , Jeffrey M. Moore
    • , William B. McKinnon
    • , John R. Spencer
    • , Ross A. Beyer
    • , Marc W. Buie
    • , Bonnie J. Buratti
    • , Andrew F. Cheng
    • , Dale P. Cruikshank
    • , Cristina M. Dalle Ore
    • , G. Randy Gladstone
    • , William M. Grundy
    • , Alan D. Howard
    • , Tod R. Lauer
    • , Ivan R. Linscott
    • , Francis Nimmo
    • , Cathy B. Olkin
    • , Joel W. Parker
    • , Simon B. Porter
    • , Harold J. Reitsema
    • , Dennis C. Reuter
    • , James H. Roberts
    • , Stuart J. Robbins
    • , Paul M. Schenk
    • , Mark R. Showalter
    • , Kelsi N. Singer
    • , Darrel F. Strobel
    • , Michael E. Summers
    • , G. Len Tyler
    • , Harold A. Weaver
    • , Oliver L. White
    • , Orkan M. Umurhan
    • , Maria Banks
    • , Olivier S. Barnouin
    • , Veronica J. Bray
    • , Brian Carcich
    • , Andrew L. Chaikin
    • , Carrie L. Chavez
    • , Cindy A. Conrad
    • , Douglas P. Hamilton
    • , Carly J. A. Howett
    • , Jason D. Hofgartner
    • , Joshua A. Kammer
    • , Carey M. Lisse
    • , Annie Marcotte
    • , Alex H. Parker
    • , Kurt D. Retherford
    • , Magda Saina
    • , Kirby Runyon
    • , Eric Schindhelm
    • , John Stansberry
    • , Andrew J. Steffl
    • , Ted Stryk
    • , Henry B. Throop
    • , Constantine C. C. Tsang
    • , Anne J. Verbiscer
    • , Helene Winters
    • , Amanda M. Zangari
    • , Richard P. Binzel
    • , Alissa M. Earle
    • , S. Alan Stern
    • , Harold A. Weaver
    • , Leslie A. Young
    •  & Kimberly Ennico
  • Reviews |

    Species richness in mountain environments is linked to mountain-building and climatic processes, an integration of geological, climatic, and biological datasets reveals.

    • Alexandre Antonelli
    • , W. Daniel Kissling
    • , Suzette G. A. Flantua
    • , Mauricio A. Bermúdez
    • , Andreas Mulch
    • , Alexandra N. Muellner-Riehl
    • , Holger Kreft
    • , H. Peter Linder
    • , Catherine Badgley
    • , Jon Fjeldså
    • , Susanne A. Fritz
    • , Carsten Rahbek
    • , Frédéric Herman
    • , Henry Hooghiemstra
    •  & Carina Hoorn
    Nature Geoscience 11, 718–725

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