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Geomorphosites: Concepts, methods and examples of geomorphological survey

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Some fundamental concepts on geosites and particularly on geomorphological assets (geomorphosites) are reviewed and a methodology for their survey and assessment is presented and pointed out. Also, a case study in the province of Modena is presented.

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Panizza, M. Geomorphosites: Concepts, methods and examples of geomorphological survey. Chin.Sci.Bull. 46, 4–5 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03187227

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Keywords

  • geomorphosite
  • geomorphological asset
  • geosite
  • Modena
  • Italy