Erosional Landforms Images

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The hydrologic system, which includes all possible paths of motion of Earth's near-surface fluids including air and water, is largely responsible for the variety of landforms found on the continents. Heat from the sun evaporates water from oceans, lakes, and streams. Although most of the water returns directly as precipitation to the oceans, some of the water is recipitated over land as rain or snow. If it is precipitated over land, it then begins its journey back to the sea as "runoff." The relentless action of surface runoff, streams, and rivers, glaciers, and waves sculpts the rock into intriguing and bizarre shapes. This set of slides includes examples of wave erosion, wind and water erosion, valley shapes, and glacial rosion. The views are often dramatic. Many were taken at U.S. National Parks and Monuments.
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: Erosional Landforms Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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Time Period Unknown to Unknown
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-02-01
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose To provide images of natural hazards for research and education.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: Erosional Landforms Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgments
  • Heather McCullough
Theme keywords
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Infrastructure
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Tectonic > Plate Tectonics
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Landslides
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Land Subsidence
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Geomorphic Landforms/Processes > Tectonic Processes
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      • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: Erosional Landforms Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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