What is Physical Geology?


Staff member
Jun 3, 2020
Physical Geology is the study of processes responsible for the formation of surface of the Earth. In simple terms, it is the study of how landscapes and terrains are formed. However, Physical Geology is not restricted to the landscapes, as the morphology of rivers, formation of mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes etc are all studied as a part of the subject. The process responsible for the formation of sedimentary rocks like weathering are also a part of the subject.

Physical Geology is only studied as a part of Geology, and is not considered as a major branch of Geology. However, there are several other subjects like Geography, Geomorphology, Sedimentary Petrology, Sedimentology etc which share several concepts with the subject.

Golden Gardenia

Jun 19, 2020
Physical Geology should be a part of the Sedimentary Petrology. The weathering and deposition is the basis of any sedimentary rock.

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