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EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Definition:
Large-scale geological processes that collectively deform the Earth's
crust, including rifting and mountain building. Tectonic landforms are
structural landforms of regional extent which are the result of crustal
deformation. Such landforms include: fault scarps, mountain ranges,
accretionary terranes, rift valleys, etc.
Reference:
Adapted from: Lutgens, Frederick K., Edward J. Tarbuck. Essentials of
Geology, 5th Edition. Prentice-Hall, Inc.: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1995
and Everet, J.R., M. Morisawa and N.M. Short. "Tectonic Landforms",
Geomorphology from Space. NASA. 30 Sept. 2003
http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/DAAC_DOCS/geomorphology/GEO_2/GEO_CHAP_2....
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