AMU B.A/B.Sc. Geography – GGB – 151

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Unit I Nature and scope of Geomorphology: constitution of earth interior on the basis
of evidence from seismology, temperature, density, pressure and chemical
composition. Isostasy: concept of Airy and Pratt.

Unit II Earth Movements: Orogenetic and epirogenetic movement and their resultant
structure- folds and faults, Earthquakes and Volcanoes- their distribution,
causes, consequences and preparedness. Plate Tectonics Theory.

Unit III Geomorphic Processes: Weathering, Mass Wasting, A critical analysis of the
concept of Cycle of Erosion given by Davis and Penck.
Unit IV Geomorphic agents and process: the work of running water, erosional and
depositional landforms of the Fluvial, Aeolian, Coastal, Glacial and Karst topography.

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