THE CONCEPT OF “MORPHOSPHERE” – CLARIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONS
The morphosphere is the near-surface layer of the lithosphere on land, known in geology as the zone of hypergenesis. It is influenced by the the hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere through physical, chemical and biological processes, known under the general name of weathering of rocks, which are eroded washed away as solid runoff or solutions by the denudation processes (erosion, abrasion, deflation, etc.) to the oceanic depressions. There they form the so-called correlative deposits representing the oceanic type of morphosphere, which lies above the oceanic lithosphere and with it sinks into the subduction zones to form the future continental type of lithosphere. The morphosphere and morphospheric basins are the object and subject of the geomorphology.
lithosphere, morphosphere, lithospheric plates, morphospheric basins
Problems of Geography, 2021, Vol.1, DOI: https://doi.org/10.35101/PRG-2021.1.5
Author: Dimitar Parlichev
Affiliation: Institute of Oceanology – BAS
How to cite:
Parlichev, D. (2021). Понятието “морфосфера” – необходими уточнения. Problems of Geography, 2021, Vol.1, p. 53-59. https://doi.org/10.35101/PRG-2021.1.5