Exogenic processes include geological phenomena and processes that originate externally to the Earth’s surface. They are genetically related to the atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, and therefore to processes of weathering, erosion, transportation, deposition, denudation etc. Exogenic factors and processes could also have sources outside the Earth, for instance under the influence of the Sun, Moon etc. The above mentioned processes constitute essential landform-shaping factors - Figure 14-1. Their rate and activity very often depends on local conditions, and can also be accelerated by human action. It is also true that combined functioning of exogenic and endogenic factors influences the present complicated picture of the Earth’s surface.
- Debris Flow
- Rock Waste
- Mass Wasting
- Alluvial Terrace
- Valley Wall
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Graniczny, M. (2006). Exogenic Geological Processes As a Landform-Shaping Factor. In: Zektser, I.S., Marker, B., Ridgway, J., Rogachevskaya, L., Vartanyan, G. (eds) Geology and Ecosystems. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-29293-4_14
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