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The equilibrium concept in geomorphology

Auteurs :
THORN, C.E.
WELFORD, M.R.

Description :
This paper reviews and reconsiders the various equilibria concepts. Because the term is most frequently used qualitatively rather than quantitatively in geomorphology, conflation, imprecision, and outright error have been promoted. Given the difficulty of measuring thermal energy in the field, its inefficient use in nature, and the uncertainty with which it and form can be related, thermodynamic equilibria concepts would appear, presently, to offer geomorphologists only very limited opportunities.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, issn : 0004-5608, 1994, vol. 84, n°. 4, p. 666-696, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 105 ref.

Date :
1994

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Washington, DC, Association of American Geographers

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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