Definition of geomorphology in English:



mass noun
  • The study of the physical features of the surface of the earth and their relation to its geological structures.

    • ‘The western tip of the South Alkyonides Fault is exposed in the surface geology and geomorphology of the Perachora Peninsula.’
    • ‘Professional geologists and amateur rock hunters flocked to the White Mountains, regarded as a superb site for the study of geomorphology.’
    • ‘The Zagros is an example of a young and active orogenic belt where geomorphology and seismicity provide invaluable constraints on the style of deformation, in ways not possible with ancient, inactive orogens.’
    • ‘He met the Director of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey, a prominent geologist with a special interest in fluvial geomorphology.’
    • ‘Morphotectonics requires input from at least three branches of Earth science: geophysics, geology, and geomorphology.’