Geographical geomorphology : historical development, contemporary problems, and future prospects Public Deposited

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  • Geographical geomorphology is a young science with a long, complex history closely paralleling the growth and development of geology. From an enthusiastic beginning under the tutelage of William Morris Davis, geographical geomorphology rapidly lost its influence and stature in geography. Today there is a sense of purpose and direction that has been missing for nearly half a century. Having traversed through the rise and fail of numerous paradigms, the discipline has become fragmented into a number of nationalistically oriented sub-fields, including: quantitative, process, applied, climatic, and regional geomorphology. Operationally, geomorphology can be characterised as functioning in a theoretical vacuum without a unifying paradigm. Because of the pluralistic state and acknowledged theoretical vacuum, contemporary geomorphology is presently in the midst of a period of enormous intellectual, technical, and conceptual change. Considerable debate continues to be generated concerning the methodological objective differences that exist between geographical and geological geomorphology. New journals and professional associations have become established within the last five years in an effort to provide additional communication forums for geomorphic thought and research The future of geographical geomorphology lies primarily in the direction of assessing landform processes, identifying the spatial distribution of landform features, and collecting geomorphic information that can be utilized in providing predictions in applied situations.
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