Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Tourism Landscape of Exogenic Geological Processes

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2541

This is a landscape with tourism and scientific research value that was formed by the external forces of the Earth. The dynamics of the air, water and living organisms are affected by solar energy and the gravity of the Earth, sun and moon, and they affect the processes that occur on the surface of the Earth. These processes include weathering, erosion, transportation, deposition and diagenesis, and they reduce the degree of undulation, decrease the height differences and shape the morphology of the Earth’s surface. Important tourism landscapes due to exogenic geological processes include landscapes associated with water erosion, fluvial deposition, wind erosion, marine erosion and glacial erosion, and the resulting features include canyons, ancient river relics, wave-cut platforms, sea caves, and shell depositional banks.

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