What is the study of landforms, their processes, form and sediments called?


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Jun 3, 2020
(A) Geomorphology
(B) Geomythology
(C) Geophysics
(D) Glaciology

Geomythology is the study of alleged references to geological events in mythology. A geologist at Indiana University, Dorothy Vitaliano, first coined the term in 1968. It's not a mainstream branch of geology and is relatively unknown. Most geologists don't consider it to be a scientific discipline.

Geophysics is a branch of Science concerned with the physical processes and physical properties of the Earth, and their application in locating natural resources. Geophysical techniques apply the concepts of physics to study the planet. It doesn't involve the study of landforms and is a completely different subject.

Glaciology as the name suggests is the scientific study of glaciers. In a broad perspective, the subject involves the study of ice, processes involving ice and the geological history of ice. It can be considered a sub-branch of Geomorphology. However, it's an interdisciplinary field involving several other branches of science and geology. It doesn't go any further than ice to discuss all other landforms.

Geomorphology is the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topographic and bathymetric features at or near the Earth's surface. The subject involves the study of physical, chemical or biological processes responsible for the origin and evolution of these features. The study of landforms provides answers for their appearance and history. This can help Geomorphologists predict changes.

Answer: (A) Geomorphology


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