Word of the Day: Geomorphology

geomorphology (noun): the scientific study of landforms and the processes that shape them

glacier green hills

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We know the planet has changed quite a bit since it’s Pangaea days — but who do you think is behind the research explaining how and why our landscapes look the way they do? Geomorphologists, that’s who.

It’s a mash-up discipline fusing geology, geography, archaeology — maybe a little sedimentology here, a little meteorology there? These are also the folks who predict where continental drift might take us next.

Here I am at the Grand Canyon, contemplating geomorphological things and bonding my spirit animal: the crow.

grand canyon

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