Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Landscape Formed by Exogenic Geological Processes

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1339

External energy, such as solar radiation, gravity and lunisolar attraction, are external geological forces that play significant roles in shaping the topography of the Earth’s surface. These forces include weathering and erosion caused by water, currents, waves, groundwater movements, corrosion, glaciers and wind as well as the transportation and deposition of sediments. The vast majority of natural landscapes for tourism have been formed by the interactions between these internal and external geological forces.

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