Climate: Factor of Relief

  • Emmanuel de Martonne
Part of the The Geographical Readings Series book series (GR)


The idea that surface relief is explained entirely by geology has become commonplace. Specialists know however, or they ought to know, that relief depends on climate almost as much as on the bedrock. It is the object of this article to recall some significant facts on this question and to try to characterise the nature of this influence.


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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1973

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