ON THE FUNDAMENTAL LAW OF THE GEOMORPHOLOGY
The author attempts to reconcile the main law of geomorphology formulated by D. А. Timofeev (1972), namely, „the relief of the Earth is created and develops as a result of the discontinuous-continuous interaction of the interrelated and mutually reinforced endogenous and exogenous forces of relief formation“, with his concept of global (morphospheric) geomorphology, proposing a new formulation of the law: The morphosphere is created, moved and modified by the forces of radiation and endogenous processes and the forces of gravity and exogenous processes, whose closest interaction and interdependence maintain the crustal isostasy through constant changes of the vectors of denudation and accumulation in the continental and oceanic type of morphosphere, with maxima at the…. surface.
morphosphere, endogenous forces and processes, exogenous forces and processes, denudation, acumulation, isostasy
Problems of Geography, 2022, Vol.1-2, DOI: 10.35101/prg-2022.1-2.9
Author: Dimitar Parlichev
Affiliation: Institute of Oceanology “Fridtjof Nansen” – BAS
This issue of “Problems of Geography” magazine is published with the financial support of Bulgarian National Science Fund at the Ministry of Education and Science.
How to cite:
Parlichev, D. (2022). On the fundamental law of the geomorphology. Problems of Geography, 2022, Vol.1-2, p. 151-154. https://doi.org/10.35101/PRG-2022.1-2.9