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The [geomorphology] tag concerns the landforms and exogenous processes of the surface of the Earth or other solid surface planets.

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How do we measure the total amount of variation in height of Earth's topography?

Could it be measured by taking the Laplacian over all tiles and then averaging it, for example? (this question can be relevant for both surface topography and ocean bathymetry). I think measuring it ...
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Dating fluvial terraces with $^{10}\rm{Be}$

I've completed part A of the question below. Dating fluvial terraces with $^{10}\rm{Be}$ One way to determine the age of an alluvial deposit is to collect a series of samples from a range of depths, ...
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Artifical Ore Genesis?

From my understanding, the formation of ores can be reduced to a simple three-step process of the removal of minerals from a source via some mechanism, the transportation of these minerals, and ...
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Is there a modelling of Wave Rock (Hyden Rock) formation?

I'm interested in the visualization of the formation process of "strange" objects like Wave Rock (flared slope). I've found articles describing hypotheses of the rock formation but I cannot ...
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Subterranean Climate System?

Do subterranean habitat have climate system(s)? Could it be placed in any or all of the known ones: tropical, subtropical, temperate etc. ? Is it unique?
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What factors make Lake Turkana a great location for preserving fossils?

I am trying to figure out why Lake Turkana has yielded so many hominin fossils compared to other locations in the East African Rift Valley. One of the reasons is possibly the laying of sedimentary ...
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Why is static modulus greater then dynamic modulus in limestone?

Generally dynamic modulus is greater then static modulus and experimental data matches that. But in chalcedonic limestone, the static modulus looks to be greater than the dynamic modulus. What could ...
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Would it make sense to compare glacier fluctuations in New Zealand with Alps or Canadian rockies?

If I want to draw parallels between the glacier fluctuations between different glaciers, (considering similar size class, here, small) at a) New Zealand b) European Alps c) Canadian Rocky Mountains ...
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Create my own timeline by collating data from different research

I'm researching various paleo-events (climate, geomorphology, etc) from different articles. I would in turn like to collate the findings into one comprehensive timeline. Example: I have articles ...
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Subantarctic islands: man-made rock cairn or natural formation?

When surveying penguin colonies on subantarctic Antipodes Island, we found a cave that features a strange rock formation: The formation does not appear to be particularly exposed to the elements so ...
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More about hypsometry for large glaciers

I am currently reading a paper which says The elevation ranges between 1700 and 2200 m show smaller relative surface changes than the elevation ranges between 2200 and 3300 m. This has to be related ...
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Mapping and calculating morphometric variables for Alluvial Fans in ArcMap?

I need to calculate various variables for Alluvial Fans in ArcMap such as Fan area, gradient, angle subtended by fan. The data I am using is SRTM 1 Arc-Second Global. I am attempting to map and ...
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How to calculate mountain front sinuosity index using DEM?

In tectonic geomorphology the Mountain front sinuosity index is one of the morphometric indexes. Smf = Lmf/Ls I have a DEM, so how do I use it to find the value? According to this diagram do I have ...
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What causes these shapes in the coast of the Levant?

Along the coast of the Levant (maybe also in other places), there are some very distinct discontinuities such as these. It may be nothing at all, but they stood out to me. Now I was wondering if there ...
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