The Critical Zone

Summary and Final Tasks


In this unit, we have focused our attention on the lithosphere and explored a number of aspects of geology and geomorphology, mostly focused on parent material and topography factors in soil formation. It should be clear to you that Earth's surface is covered by landscape elements that can be classified according to processes and landforms unique to those processes. You should also know that while geomorphology and geology are field-oriented sciences, the study of remotely sensed imagery can greatly enhance our understanding of a landscape and the processes that formed it. Considering the resources you've been introduced to in this lesson, you should also now know how to obtain such imagery for your own use.

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